[tex-live] font map files?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jan 13 23:04:27 CET 2007

>>>>> "Zdenek" == Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> writes:

  >> AFAIK Context uses \pdfmapfile (I really wish that LaTeX will do
  >> the same in the future) and if it doesn't work I suppose that the
  >> ls-R database is not up-to-date.
  > pdflatex and pdftex can use \pdfmapfile too.

Of course, but unfortunately dvips doesn't support it yet.  This is
required if LaTeX switches to \pdfmapfile.  But I hope that it happens
in the near future because all the updmap and updmap-sys stuff is
quite confusing.

Suppose that you run updmap.  You'll get your personal updmap.cnf.  If
your system administrator installs a new font you can't use it because
the change is not reflected in your personal updmap.cnf.   

What a mess!  It would be nice if every program understands \pdfmapfile
or \special{map: ...} or whatever and we can get rid if


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