[texworks] Poppler fonts

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 30 20:57:07 CEST 2011

On 30 Mar 2011, at 19:22, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2011-03-30 18:03, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> I've seen in the TeX Live repository that there is a directory
>> tlpkg/texworks/fonts which contains the fonts shipped with
>> Ghostscript.  I don't see these fonts in the TeXworks repository, so I
>> don't know how they came into TeX Live and where they are maintained.
> Yes, indeed they are not in the repository, as they are not really part
> of Tw. Whether they are needed or not depends on the system's poppler
> installation (on Ubuntu, for example, everything works nicely with the
> default poppler package). The fonts I included in the Windows builds are
> from
> http://code.google.com/p/ghostscript/downloads/detail?name=ghostscript-fonts-std-8.11.tar.gz
> which I can only assume are the ones that were added to the TL repository.

IMO, it would be preferable to configure poppler (for the Windows build) so that it uses the standard TrueType Times/Arial/Courier fonts from the Windows fonts directory. It shouldn't be necessary to bundle these fonts with the program.


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