[texworks] Poppler fonts

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Mar 31 23:37:55 CEST 2011

On 2011-03-31 at 08:21:47 +0200, Stefan Löffler wrote:

 > I just checked. The only file that seems necessary for proper execution
 > is d050000l.pfb (ZapfDingbat), since there doesn't seem to be a proper
 > substitute available (in the poppler sources, wingdings.ttf is
 > suggested, but according to Jonathan's patch this is wrong).
 > For all others, the TTFs can be used (and are, if the .pfb files are
 > absent).

 > Can somebody shed some light on which other files should be kept
 > (fonts.*, readmes, ...)?

Poppler only expects real fonts there, metric files are not needed.
If you only provide d050000l.pfb, then you don't have to explain
anything.  I've written RADME.base14 because the fonts are the fonts
from CTAN with the original URW filenames.  So I assumed that the
README helps avoiding confusion.

If you want to allow people to put the other Type1 fonts there, maybe
a tiny README is helpful.  On the other hand I don't thinks that
anybody would read it, especially under Windows.  I don't think it's

 > With your permission, Reinhard, (or that of whoever is relevant for
 > this), I probably will commit that font directory to the repository
 > with the relevant TL files if it indeed is just one or two files.

You don't have to ask me for permission.  Do whatever is best for
TeXworks and its users. 

 > For future reference, I've created a test document (see
 > attachement) that uses all 14 base fonts without embedding
 > them. I'll probably commit them to svn under some new testcase
 > folder later.

That's great.


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