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Re: Ghostscript CMap files

Hi Jonas and Till,

(I'm so sorry about I've been inactive nowadays)

At Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:38:03 +0100,
Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:30:31PM +0100, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> >On 01/24/2011 09:04 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> >>I noticed that recent Ghostscript packaging for [Ubuntu] dropped the 
> >>indirection of CMap files.
> >>
> >>I am not knowledgeable in DeFoMa, but recent changelog entry of 
> >>gs-cjk-resource seems to indicate that even dropping DeFoMa it still 
> >>makes sense to preserve the indirection.
> >>
> >>Ghostscript 9 made progress in releasing CMap files under a DFSG-free 
> >>license, but still some of them need to be stripped, so I suspect some 
> >>users still rely on gs-cjk-resource for their needs with Ghostscript.

Making /var/lib/ghostscript/CMap from gs-cjk-resource is just aimed
for old DFSG-free Ghostscript style.
It's better that ghostscript package itself provides CMap files.

> >My suggestion is symlinking the CMap files of gs-cjk-resource into the 
> >CMap directory of Ghostscript or by simply letting them get installed 
> >into Ghostscript's CMap directory. If the files are already shipped by 
> >Ghostscript, the gs-cjk-resource and/or cmap-adobe-japan1 packages will 
> >get superfluous and should get removed from Debian.
> The origin of those CMap files is Adobe, not Ghostscript, and they are 
> usable for other purposes that with Ghostscript.

Any packages without gs-cjk-resource doesn't use CMap files of
cmap-adobe-* package. Poppler uses their CMap, poppler-data package.

So basically removing gs-cjk-resource and cmap-adobe-* from Debian
after ghostscript has them is no problem.

The remained issue is 'how to make cidfmap'. cidfmap is the map
definition between TrueType font name and CID font name.
Currently it is handled by gs-cjk-resource and can be moved to

Kenshi Muto

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