[tex-k] xdvik problem with automatic pk generation

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Sun Sep 30 22:12:52 CEST 2012

Hi Karl and Paul,

mysteries of the internet made me receive Paul's reply a bit 
before Karl's...

It seems from my examples that when xdvik
can't use t1lib because a .pfb is too big, it picks the 
bitmaps from a generated pk file (already existing or created on
its command on the fly), but this process works only for the first 
problematic font encountered. 

by the way
I wasn't at all aware of this t1lib capability until the other day,
and I was so used to .pk files that I desperately looked all over
my hard disk to find them, wondering why only the txfontsb font
FreeSerifb.pfb (the one for which I had become aware of the problem)
had given rise to .pk fonts in my ~/Library/texlive/... folder

I was starting to curse Apple for making invisible some more directories
to the innocent user, but I slowly realized that pk's were a things of
the past!

all my previous dvi's had been opened indeed under the t1lib regime
with xdvi, instantaneously, during all this time I had (unconsciously)
thought that the pk's were on my system pre-generated 

My congratulations to everyone involved in this t1lib, 
it works instantaneously on my (brand new) mac!



Le 30 sept. 2012 à 21:47, Paul Vojta <vojta at math.berkeley.edu> a écrit :

> I'll look at when I get a chance, but that won't be for at least two weeks.
> --Paul
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 10:47:11PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>> Hi Jean-Francois,
>>    I am not sure this is the right place to post.
>> It's the right place, and it's not a known issue, and thanks for the
>> example to reproduce.
>> Stefan or Paul, any chance of looking at this?  Else I will when I have
>> a chance, but that won't be for a while.
>> Best,
>> Karl

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