[tex-live] Metafont: DVI and PDF trouble
xf27 at arcor.de
Thu Mar 12 18:03:50 CET 2009
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> writes:
First of all the source:
beginchar("O",0.8em#,cap#,0); "The letter O";
y1=.49h; y2l=-o; y3=.51h; y4l=h+o;
def test_I(expr code,trial_stem,trial_width) =
beginchar(code,trial_width*em#,cap#,0); "The letter I";
penpos1(stem,15); penpos2(stem,12); penpos3(stem,10);
x1=x2=x3=.5w; y1=h; y2=.55h; y3=0; x2l:=1/6[x2l,x2];
penlabels(1,2,3); endchar; enddef;
> GSview does not display DVI files, only ps (and maybe pdf).
Oops. I was totally sure that it was also a DVI viewer...
Which DVI viewers would you recommend for Windows? DVIOUT? YAP?
> It is pixel font, and acroread is good with vector fonts.
>> After converting to PDF, the result is horrible:
> No idea, but you could try with dvipdfmx, or send the output of the
> dvipdfm command line.
>> Another thing: is there a way to get readline-like behaviour on
>> Metafont's prompt, just as in Windows?
> What do you mean "as in Windows"? On Windows metafont does not have
> readline support, does it?
No, not readline per se, but I can use the cursor to go left, right etc.
On Ubuntu I only get control characters.
>> And how do I get better resolution printouts, I suppose I need a
>> higher-resolution grey font?
> Probably yes.
Okay, I'll see whether those later chapters help me with that.
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