[tex-k] dvips too silent about failing to download fonts

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Mon May 16 12:18:55 CEST 2005


have a look at this:

  $ grep ^cmr10 `kpsewhich psfonts.map`
  cmr10 CMR10 <cmr10.pfb

  $ DVIPSHEADERS=/usr/share/texmf/dvips// dvips  x -o
  This is dvips(k) 5.95a Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
  ' TeX output 2005.05.16:1206' -> x.ps
  <tex.pro><texps.pro>. <cmr10.pfb>[1] 

Due to the above setting of DVIPSHEADERS, dvips cannot find
cmr10.pfb. But, there is no indication in the terminal log and x.ps just
claims to have CMR10 included, but in fact, it has not:

  %%DocumentFonts: CMR10
  %%BeginFont: CMR10

So, the generated PS file is broken:

  $ gs x.ps
  Can't find (or can't open) font file /home/te/Resource/Font/CMR10.
  Can't find (or can't open) font file CMR10.
  Querying operating system for font files...
  Didn't find this font on the system!
  Substituting font Courier for CMR10.

Can't dvips just complain and then fall back to loading a bitmap font?


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