[tex-k] Length of Computer Modern TFM files
karl at freefriends.org
Fri Feb 9 19:44:40 CET 2018
with the exception of cmfi10.tfm and cmmi5.tfm, all the TFM files in
the Computer Modern distribution (www.ctan.org/fonts/cm/tfm/) have an
extra 0x00 byte at the end
Agreed that the extra byte is a bug. tftopl reports
There's some extra junk at the end of the TFM file,
but I'll proceed as if it weren't there.
I don't know where the TFM files currently on CTAN came from either
.. circa 1992, or quite possibly earlier. I don't think they should be
taken as canonical, because Knuth does not distribute them. (Perhaps it
would be better if he did, but he doesn't.) What's canonical is the
The cm*tfm files in TeX Live do not have the extra byte, so far as I can
see from a quick check.
I'll talk with CTAN and/or Knuth about how to proceed. --thanks, karl.
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