[XeTeX] xdvipdfmx and Type1 fonts

Roland Kuhn rkuhn at e18.physik.tu-muenchen.de
Fri Feb 2 11:36:47 CET 2007

Hi Pete!

On 1 Feb 2007, at 23:23, Peter Dyballa wrote:

>> Does anybody know where I have to put the mapping information  
>> between TeX font names and pfb files for xdvipdfmx?
> Have you tried to include lcdftools.map with updmap? If you did so,  
> you could invoke
> 	xdvipdfmx -f dvipdfm.map ...
Yes, that did it! But alas, updmap filter out my "SlantFont"  
directive :-( The problem is that the Garamond italic glyphs are  
_extremely_ slanted (0.3 IIRC), which is unsuitable for TeX math  
typesetting (think superscripts/subscripts), so I de-slanted them by  
-0.15; purists might scream, but I think it's a good way to fit the  
maths to the text. Giving directly the lcdftools.map to xdvipdfmx  
makes it complain that it seems to be fed a dvips.map file, which it  
doesn't like.

Is it possible to embed the de-slanting matrix directly into the .pfb  
files? That way the result would look the same with .pk and .pfb  
fonts (size difference is about 100kB, so that's not the issue, it's  
just about the principle, ya know...)


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