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Bug#263410: map files

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> schrieb:

> Hilmar Preusse <hille42@web.de> schrieb:
>> Package: tetex-base
>> Version: 2.0.2a-2
>> Severity: normal
>> 1. From changelog:
>>   * Static font map files are no longer treated as conffiles (or with
>>     ucf), but instead are installed as ordinary files under
>>     /usr/share/texmf. Nobody really needs to edit those files.....
>> I disagree: If e.g. anybody wants include not only subset of fonts
>> into his pdf/ps he has to edit the map-files.
> Cannot font subsetting be disabled by some other configuration file? And
> what could be the purpose of including unused glyphs?

Except violating the copyright of a non-free font, thereby giving the
whole font to a friend in a pdf file...

> Can you give an example and/or an explanation on what to do with the map
> files? 

Hilmar, would you please take the time and elaborate on this? I hit this
question again while working on the current teTeX beta, and I would be
glad if we could decide on this soon.

Thanks in advance, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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