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Bug#293179: tetex-bin: Bug in font pcrr7tn with dvips: Backticks wrong

forwarded 293179 http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=688022
reassign 293179 gsfonts

On 01.02.05 Hans baier (hansbaier@web.de) wrote:

Hi all,

> I use the pslatex package to print Linux Seminar courseware. This
> is heavily dependent on the correct rendering of backticks.
> The backticks are rendered correctly if viewed in xdvi or PDF
> generated by pdflatex, whereas they are rendered incorrectly when
> using dvips. Alas, I cant switch to pslatex because I would have to
> convert 2000+ pages and hundreds of images to pdflatex. This bug
> concerns font pcrr7tn which is used in the pslatex-Style. The
> bold-face variant works fine.
> This bug is reproducable:
> # cd /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base
> This is e-TeX, Version 3.14159-2.1 (Web2C 7.4.5)
> entering extended mode
> (./nfssfont.tex
> LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
> Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, german, ngerman,
> nohyphena
> tion, loaded.
> (./article.cls
> Document Class: article 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX document class
> (./size10.clo))
> No auxiliary output files.
> **********************************************
> * NFSS font test program version <v2.0e>
> *
> * Follow the instructions
> **********************************************
> Name of the font to test = pcrr7tn                        
> Now type a test command (\help for help):)
> *\table
> *\punct
> *\bye
> [1]
> Output written on nfssfont.dvi (1 page, 7240 bytes).
> Transcript written on nfssfont.log.
> # dvips nfssfont.dvi
> # gv nfssfont.ps
> ----> WRONG!
After a private discussion we came to the conclusion, that this is a
bug in the gsfonts package. xdvi uses the font ucrr8a.pfb to display
the char and gs uses the font n022003l.pfb to do that. These fonts
claim both to be NimbusMonL-Regu but that character (quoteleft)
differs significatly in both fonts.
I've forwarded that bug to upstream:
and now I'm reassigning to the related Debian package.
- One may use t1diff[1] to show differences of the fonts
- I tried to use that tool and got a ps file unfortunately gs was not
able to process it.


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