[tex-live] Map vs. MixedMap

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Sun Jan 28 17:12:45 CET 2007

Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> i would be glad to know what the difference is between Map and MixedMap
> in updmap.cfg. Is it documented anywhere? Is it historical?

It's documented in updmap.cfg(5):

|  MixedMap
|        Similar to Map. It should be used when there is Type1 and a
|        bitmap implementation of the font (the latter mostly coming
|        from MetaFont). These entries will not be used in the default
|        map of dvips if dvipsPreferOutline is set to false.  Usage:
|        MixedMap filename.map

If you use MixedMap, you can switch from using Type1 fonts to PK fonts,
either with "updmap --setoption dvipsPreverOutline=false", or by calling
dvips with "-u psfonts_pk" (I think).  This might make sense if PK fonts
give better output on a particular printer.

> (i always use Map and it seems to be ok.)

Me to.

Gruß, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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