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Re: Font installation (beta)
> - about 8r encoding: *all* the .pl files produced by fontinst's
> \installrawfont command yield an error message by pltotf concerning an
> inexistent ligature '255. But the the pl file is clean, and the
> resulting tfm are perfect.
i hadnt noticed this, but then again maybe i didnt read the logs
> - about vptovf: did vptovf change as of the latest Knuth distribution ?
> (I think it is the version I am using (teTeX 0.3.1)). vptovf used to die
> when facing too many ligs/kern pairs and cleared out all of them. Now it
> only omits the one it cannot handle. By the way, this problem is
> specific to small caps expert fonts in T1 encoding: is there a way to
> overcome it ? (for instance telling vptovf or fontinst to omit kerning
> info under a certain limit).
i recompiled vptovf to get the limits big enough to avoid the problem
> - textcopyright is missing from 8r.sty (the only one I was willing to
> use !)
8r.sty will go away in the next release :-}
> still not the case). The problem is that if you loosen TeX settings,
> paragraph typeset with dc fonts look bad, thus in my opinion, the
> postscript fonts should be nearer to the metafont ones.
this is the main reason why psfonts.beta has the .beta on the end,
because no-one is willing to come out and say 100% strongly what we should
do about this, and defend a concrete solution