[Fontinst] Alternate Help Req.

Wed, 18 Dec 2002 21:00:09 +1100

Sorry to be learning publicly like this, but I realised that Alan H.
intends that one name the raw alternate afm files padr8l and padri8l.
On the assumption that that is so, I renamed the files. Now fontinst
chokes on a definition in the ot1padl.etx file. Here it is below.

\setslot{alternatechar{ampersand}}\endsetslot
\setslot{ornament1}\endsetslot
\setslot{ornament2}\endsetslot
\setslot{Qalt}\endsetslot
\setslot{aswash}\endsetslot
\setslot{ct}\endsetslot
\setslot{esawsh}\endsetslot
\setslot{nswash}\endsetslot
\setslot{rswash}\endsetslot
\setslot{st}\endsetslot
\setslot{tswash\endsetslot
\setslot{tswashalt}\endsetslot
\setslot{vswash}\endsetslot
\setslot{zswash}\endsetslot
\setslot{boundarychar}
\atstartofword{Q}{Qalt}
\atstartofword{v}{vswash}
\endsetslot

\endencoding
\end{document}

I can't see what is wrong here

yrs

On Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at 06:30  PM, Adrian Heathcote wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Just an update on this: I tried pulling down the tfm files padr7t and
> padri7t from Ctan and converted them to .pl files. I fed these into
> fontinst's search path and in no longer indiates that those files are
> missing. But now it indicates that padr8l and padri8l are missing. The
> strange thing is that Alan H. does not mention these files until he
> gives the install file, so there is no indication where these files
> might come from. I'm mystified.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at 05:31  PM, Adrian Heathcote wrote:
>
>> Hi all
>>
>> I'm trying to follow Alan Honig's recipe for the installation of the
>> Alternate Garamond glyps---as per pp. 221--6. (The swash figures, >
>> etc.)
>>
>> they should be. I've made up an installation file as follows (again
>> following the instructions in the book).
>> \input fontinst.sty
>>
>> \installfonts
>> \endinstallfonts
>> \bye
>>
>> However, it will not process. I get No file fontinst.rc.' in the log
>> file.
>>
>> Also I can't find file padr7t.mtx'''.
>>
>> Nor can I. (I had just done a run of the standard Agaramond, so the
>> current directory had all of the standard mtx and pl files present.)
>>
>> My guess is that the version of fontinst that I am using (1.8) has
>> changed something from Alan's day but what has gone wrong I cannot
>> guess.
>>
>> Any help *very* gratefully received. This is my first attempt at the
>> 'power user' end of fontinst.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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