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Re: fontname postfixes
Ulrik Vieth <firstname.lastname@example.org> tastet:
> > 1. Look for ptmr8r which is what the dvi file says it wants.
> > (This is good for finding cmr10.pfb when the dvi file wants cmr10)
> > 2. Not found? Is that ending a encoding we know? Yes 8r is a known
> > encoding, remove it. We get ptmr.
> > 3. Look for ptmr.
> > 4. Found ptmr.pfa load and 8r encode it.
> > 5. Font ready for rendering and painting.
> 2. Not found? Skip over the config file line until you find
> "SomeEncoding ReEncodeFont".
> 3. Look as the next statement: Does it say "<8r.enc"? If so,
> look for 8r.enc and use that file to reencode the font later.
> 4. Have we reached the end of the line?
> 4a.) If no, look at the next statement: Does it say "<ptmr8a.pfb"
> (or some other font name)? Use it.
> 4a.) Otherwise, this must be a built-in font, so assume 8a encoding,
> and look for ptmr8a.pfa or ptmr8a.pfb.
... ok. Earlier I didn't understand the meaning and use of the 8a
ending, Thomas and your mail got me that clue.
> > The encodings would come from a map file such as this:
> > % Ending Encoding file
> > 8r 8r.enc
> > 8y texnansi.enc
> Good idea, but maybe you should add another column for the encoding name:
> % Ending Encoding name Encoding file
> 8a StandardEncoding 8a.enc
> 8r TeXBase1Encoding 8r.enc
> 8y TeXnANSIEncoding texnansi.enc
> 8t T1Encoding tex256.enc
Ok, I didn't think of that since t1lib does not need the encoding name,
it just needs a file to swalow.
> > Is this insane? Does code exist that would let me do this? Ideas?
> I recommend looking into dvips and or pdftex sources for code related
> to parsing map files.
*nod* I got the clue eventualy :-) I'm using the psfonts.map reading
code from dvips now. ... It still dosn't mean we can use the dvips map
files completely unmodified though. I think.