[pdftex] \pdfmapfile while creating a format file (MiKTeX pdfTex 1.20a)

pawcoo jackos1 at poczta.onet.pl
Wed Jul 21 08:39:54 CEST 2004

Christian Schenk wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question relating to \pdfmapfile and format file creation
> (MiKTeX pdfTeX 1.20a-rc4).
> Should it be possible to use the \pdfmapfile directive while creating a
> pdflatex format file? In other words, is the following practicable:
> pdftex -ini mypdftex.tex
> with mypdftex.tex:
> \scrollmode
> \pdfoutput=1
> \catcode`{=1
> \catcode`}=2
> \pdfmapfile{abc}
> \input latex.ltx
> Currently (MiKTeX 1.20a-rc4), the mapfile info doesn't make it into the
> format file, i.e., \pdfmapfile has no effect here. Is this a MiKTeX specific
> bug? Or is it by design, that we cannot compile map file info into the
> format file?

Try to put \pdfmapfile into \everyjob token list.  Should work!

Regards, Pawel

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