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Re: Problem with \installfont in fontinst 1.8
- To: Ulrik Vieth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Problem with \installfont in fontinst 1.8
- From: Rebecca and Rowland <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 02:42:18 +0100
- In-Reply-To: <199807140918.LAA23789@attila.uni-duesseldorf.de>
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (message from Rebeccaand Rowland on Tue, 14 Jul 1998 08:33:22 +0100)
>(Alan's fontinst-1.335 came with a directory full of .pl files for
>standard fonts, but I omitted that because they can be generated
>whenever you need them.)
Ah! *That's* the problem: I've just (finally) uninstalled fontinst 1.335
when I installed 1.8. I was wondering why this fontinst file suddenly
broke. Obvious, now you mention it...
>Actually, fontinst does the following:
[snip dead useful description]
Thanks for this - I've added it to my file of `notes on how fontinst works'
which is my main source of info for the fontinst documentation I'm
hammering together (on hold at the moment but neither forgotten nor
>Conclusion: If you have neither a .pl file nor an .afm for the file
>you requested, fontinst will trigger a low-level error when trying to
>load an .mtx file. If you want to do something fancy using CM fonts,
>you have to make sure to generate the required .pl files with tftopl.
Right - well, I've done this and it seems to work okay so far. I'll find
out if it's *really* worked when the fontinst run's finished (and given
that OzTeX's using a small fraction of 25MHz 68040 CPU time right now, this
is probably going to take more than 5 minutes).
Thanks very much