[Fontinst] eTeX and fontinst -- incompatible?

Walter Schmidt w.a.schmidt at gmx.net
Mon Dec 8 21:02:49 CET 2003


it seems not to be possible to process fontinst scripts using 
eTeX.  A simple script such as

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% snip %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\input fontinst.sty
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% snap %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

fails, apparently during the \installfont command:

  ! Missing number, treated as zero.
  <to be read again> 
  \setscaledrawglyph ...unt =\int {rawscale}
                                            \multiply \a_count \e_count...
  l.24 ...r8r}{10pt}{1000}{32}{278}{0}{0}{0}

This happens with both VTeX and MikTeX. (I have no teTeX 
available here.)   Is this a bug or a feature, or did I 
make any mistake?


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