# [Fontinst] Alternate Help Req.

Thu, 19 Dec 2002 02:07:36 +1100

Alright---fire temporarily out. I spotted the typo. I am not home and
hosed yet, so I can't promise that there will be no more updated
bulletins. But as yet I don't know what next will go wrong.

A. Heathcote

On Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at 09:00  PM, Adrian Heathcote wrote:

> 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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