[tex-live] Asymptote/DviPS and ghostscript (gone) epswrite device

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Mon Feb 9 11:09:33 CET 2015

On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 01:38:00AM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2015-02-05 at 11:29:41 +0100, Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
>  > Just done and also tried your mentioned commands with the example in
>  > bug boo#897284 but after
>  > 
>  >   mv hdr_KDK.eps hdr_KDK.eps.orig
>  >   mv doc.ps doc.ps.orig
>  >   mv doc.dvi doc.dvi.orig
>  >   eps2eps -dEmbedAllFonts hdr_KDK.eps.orig  hdr_KDK.eps
>  >   latex doc.tex
>  >   latex doc.tex
>  >   dvips doc.dvi
>  > 
>  > I see a blank page.  The graphic hdr_KDK.eps for its self looks OK.
>  > After running
> Hi Werner,
> does the file doc.tex contain any text apart from that in the included
> graphic file?  It's worthwhile to know if you say that you got a blank
> page. ;)
> Anyway, could you please send me all the files I need to reproduce the
> problem?  Maybe I can investigate next weekend.

Hi Reinhard,

the question is if you can access the attachments in the URL's


both are names `doc.zip' but include different examples.  If not then
let drop a PM and you'll get a PM with the attached zip archives.


> Werner, if you are interested, look at
>   trunk/Master/tlpkg/tlgs/fonts
>   trunk/Master/tlpkg/tlgs/lib/Fontmap
>   trunk/Master/tlpkg/tlgs/lib/Fontmap.TeXLive
> Using these fonts with ghostcript makes sure that no glyphs get lost
> if EPS files are created with external tools (XFig,...) and embedded
> into TeX files later.
> Many problems can be avoided if only one version of /URWPalladioL-Roma,
> for example, exists on all systems.  And this can only be the file
> originally provided by URW.  Any modified version with the same
> /FontName is definitely harmful and should be removed forever.

I'll have a look, indeed.


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