[Q] TFM files headers

Tomas Rokicki rokicki at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 18:04:40 CEST 2019

I also noticed the tfm files with the wrong length (extra stuff on the end).
While this is moderately unfortunate it's also not critical since all the
TFM parsers appear to read the TFM files front to back and just ignore
the junk.

I confirm (with my own TFM parser) that there are 2060 "tfm" files in the
distribution with bc > ec.  They are in the following directories (with
of the "bad" files).  These files may also have other issues (like bad
header lengths).  My suspicion is nobody has ever (successfully) used
any of these fonts.  A cursory test appears to show that TeX cannot load
these fonts either.

  24 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/ptex-fonts/standard

  12 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/ptex-fonts/nmin-ngoth

   8 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/ptex-fonts/jis

   4 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/ptex-fonts/dvips

1080 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/japanese-otf

 522 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/japanese-otf-uptex

  40 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/jlreq

   1 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/amsfonts/dummy

  24 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/zhmetrics-uptex

 260 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/pxufont

  12 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/hfoldsty

  25 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/morisawa

  40 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/uptex-fonts/jis

   8 /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/uptex-fonts/min

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 4:13 AM Didier Verna <didier at didierverna.net> wrote:

> "Taylor, P" <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> > What (if anything) does TFtoPL have to say about the files that your
> > parser identifies as being non-compliant ? Philip Taylor
>   It agrees with me :-D
> --
> Resistance is futile. You will be jazzimilated.
> Lisp, Jazz, Aïkido: http://www.didierverna.info

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