[Fontinst] A question about reglyphfont

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Wed Oct 7 20:41:17 CEST 2009

On 10/07/2009 11:22 AM, kmc wrote:
> Thanks Lars for the explanation, the font get installed and your words 
> also inspired me to get the oldstyle figures out in dtpj. Except that 
> the oldstyle figures are named "one/two/three.textoldstyle" in order 
> to be distinguished from "one/two/three.taboldstyle" etc. So what I 
> did is edit t1cj.etx, change \setcommand\digit#1{#1oldstyle} to 
> \setcommand\digit#1{#1.textoldstyle} and save it under another 
> encoding file, etc.
> 2009/10/7 Pierre MacKay <pierre.mackay at comcast.net 
> <mailto:pierre.mackay at comcast.net>>
>     .., it is a good idea to try the result out on the latest Adobe
>     Reader.  You may find that your work simply results in an unusable
>     PDF unless you subscribe to Adobe. com. For the moment, I have to
>     do so, but that still does not answer the question of the loss of
>     archival PDFs.
>     Pierre MacKay
> I didn't seem to come across the problem using Acrobat Pro, and 
> Acrobat Reader 9 under Linux. To my experience, PDFs generated by 
> pdfLaTeX are highly compatible.
> I've uploaded a test file on Rapidshare proofing the DinText font 
> that, you can see if your Reader can get it correctly displayed.
> http://rapidshare.com/files/289938119/t1fonttest.pdf.html
> --
> kmc
Acrobat Pro is what the Adobe.com site uses, so I am sure it works 
fine.  I would like to avoid it, and to continue the use of 
Ghostscript.  There is where the problem lies.  There, and with the loss 
of PDF archives that can still be displayed on Reader 6 and 7, but not 
on 8 and 9.

I suppose that Acrobat Pro gives you the option of writing XPDF/3, but 
it sure doesn't offer it on the Adobe.com site.  Does it give you the 
ability to set Trimbox, Bleedbox and Mediabox to different values?  That 
seems to be available only with the << >> setdistillerparams convention, 
and I find nothing in PDFTeX that recognizes the need for this or that 
offers a way to introduce distillerparams. This has become a necessity 
with up-to-date printing houses, which no longer pay attention to 
visible crop marks (in fact, they deplore them).

Pierre MacKay

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