[tex-k] Re: Possible dvips 5.86 bug
Sun, 17 Dec 2000 10:11:27 -0500 (EST)
It is known to me that t1part does indeed have bugs. I tracked down some
particulars, and gave it up as hopeless to fix them (because it required more
code rewriting to get to a point where I could fix the bugs) Then writet1 came
along and it works wonderfully. I am surprised you are having problems with
dvips 5.86d. Where did you get it? Does it use writet1 ot t1part for font
subsetting? My guess is the latter...
On Sun, 17 Dec 2000, Bo Thide' wrote:
> Thank you for your e-mail on Sun Dec 17 06:45:12 2000 in which you write:
> > > As has been discussed lately on comp.text.tex in connection with the
> > > new tx fonts, it is very likely that dvips 5.86 has a bug in its
> > > partial font loading mechanism. With the j option (default in
> > > teTeX-1.0), the resulting PS files do not print at all on certain
> > > PS printers.
> > It has long been known that may not be a bug of dvips,
> > but may be due to something imperfect type1 font.
> > 5.86d, which uses writet1.c instead of t1part.c,
> > can do partial downloading of such type1 fonts with some
> > kinds of defects.
> > --
> > Akira Kakuto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I just upgraded dvips from 5.86 to 5.86d and see the very same errors
> (creating PDF file via dvips + ps2pdf) when I use the tx fonts (release 3).