[tex-live] font map files?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sat Jan 13 18:20:31 CET 2007

I notice that TL includes lots of *.map files under Master/texmf-dist/ 
fonts/map/dvips, but very few (just a context set, basically) under  
Master/texmf-dist/fonts/map/dvipdfm or Master/texmf-dist/fonts/map/ 
pdftex. Is this correct? I don't know much about how font maps and  
the various drivers work, but it seems inconsistent, and leads to  
warnings (at least) when running ConTeXt, which wants to activate  
maps for particular fonts on the fly; if one uses the dvipdfm driver,  
for example, it still finds maps from the dvips subtree, and these  
may result in warning messages.

For a simple example, create "hello.tex" containing

   Hello, world!

and then run

   texexec --backend=dvipdfm hello.tex

Result: the PDF file is created successfully, but the driver reports:

hello.dvi -> hello.pdf
** WARNING ** This .map file looks like a dvips format fotmap file.
** WARNING ** -- Current input buffer is: ec-lmb10 LMRoman10-Demi  
"enclmec ReEncodeFont" <lm-ec.enc <lmb10.pfb
** WARNING ** -- Reading fontmap file stopped at: file="lm-ec.map",  
3335 bytes written

which may be alarming to users.

(There's also a typo in the warning message: see "fotmap"!)


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