[tex-live] Conflits in gsfonts packge and tex-live distro

The Thanh Han hanthethanh at gmail.com
Wed May 20 10:49:40 CEST 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:28:12AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> [...]
> TeX Live doesn't lag behind.  It just provides the authentic fonts,
> very well maintaned by Walter Schmidt.  The fonts shipped with
> ghostscript only claim that they are authentic, but they aren't.  And
> exactly this is the problem.  Avoid them whenever possible.

FWIW: the gs fonts provided by debian/ubuntu (and perhaps
other linux distro) are quite different from the original
URW fonts: they have extra characters that are not in the
original fonts (eg cyrillic or vietnamese chars). It's
certainly an improvement, but keeping the fontnames
unchanged seems a bit unfortunate IMO. It might cause
problems similar to this:


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