[tex-live] bad TFM files in TeXLive!
wl at gnu.org
Sat Jul 2 23:50:09 CEST 2005
> Somehow I missed the original report. The EC fonts have parentheses
> in the coding scheme strings?
> It is a problem of `modes.mf' which doesn't contain a proper
> character check in function BCPL_string(). Karl, can you fix
> Well, I'm not sure that modes.mf is the right place to fix this
> either, what if it's not loaded?
Then those fields aren't set at all in the TFM file.
> I wonder about changing tftopl in the first place?
This was my first reaction too.
> But I guess that might be more work than it's worth.
Well, it simply means removing the parentheses check which has no use
today. Probably the simplest solution. Olaf?
> Also, what is it going do? Change parens to brackets or something,
> with a warning?
Changing `(' and `)' to `/', as it is done with pltotf.
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