Re: xdvi question
Isn't xdvi able to substitute PK fonts for PS fonts? It's set up that
way on my Slackware system at home. There's a command line option
-altfont fontname that can specify a substitute font. Or an
Xresource, .altfont. Apparently this assumption is built into my
version of xdvi.
>>>>> On Tue, 31 Oct 1995 01:41:11 -0500, Matthew Swift <email@example.com> said:
Matthew> [Weiping's problem with xdvi is quoted below]
Matthew> You are trying to use PostScript Times-Roman fonts, and you do not
Matthew> have the appropriate .pfa or .pfb files on your machine. These are
Matthew> proprietary fonts, you have to buy them. There is nothing wrong with
Matthew> the dvi file, but xdvi does not have available the PostScript fonts
Matthew> that the dvi file calls for. If you print the file on a PostScript
Matthew> printer (or with ghostscript), it will work fine. The only free Adobe
Matthew> fonts are courier and utopia.
Matthew> You could get a close imitation in xdvi if Debian TeX were set up to
Matthew> use gsftopk instead of or as well as the program ps2pk. This program
Matthew> uses ghostscript's pseudo-PostScript fonts to generate the pk fonts
Matthew> that xdvi needs to render.
Matthew> In my non-existent spare time, I was going to set Debian's MakeTeXPK
Matthew> up to try ps2pk and then if that fails, gsftopk. But maybe someone
Matthew> will beat me to it, it's not that hard.
Matthew> Also, MakeTeXPK should fail more gracefully when this error occurs --
Matthew> the $SRC shell variable can be checked for emptiness. The error
Matthew> Weiping got is completely meaningless unless you know quite a lot
Matthew> about how kpathsea and LaTeX and Xdvi are all working together.
Matthew> I'm cc:ing this to the original author of MakeTeXPK and the Debian