[pdftex] inclusion of PDF file fails
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 25 00:25:33 CET 2012
john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:42:04 +0100
> Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > 2012/1/22 Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>:
> > >
> > > A month ago I wrote:
> > >
> > >> I consider this a bug in pdftex.
> > >>
> > >> While the `CenturySchL-Roma' font embedded in `BFEx.pdf' is version
> > >> 1.06 (file `c059013l.pfb' from ghostscript), pdftex uses
> > >> `uncr8a.pfb' from TeXLive, which is version 1.05. Obviously,
> > >> version 1.05 misses all Cyrillic glyphs. IMHO, the right solution
> > >> is to allow font merging only if the font versions are identical.
> > >
> > > Is someone going to fix this?
> > Development for PDFTeX has essentially stopped, so I wouldn't hold my
> > breath.
> Why? Is it because all resources wre devoted to luatex?
no, because the pdftex developers decided they had had enough.
the luatex team was formed to produce a specific product; money is
involved, whereas there's no money involved in pdftex development.
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