[tex-live] gsftopk missing?

Stefan Ulrich stefan.ulrich@elexir.de
Tue, 14 May 2002 11:47:56 +0200

Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> writes:

> On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 05:56:25PM +0200, Janusz S. Bie? wrote:
>> > If you install cm-super, this must of course happen. 
>> Please note that I didn't installing anything, I just used the option
>> <R> do not install files, set up to run off CD-ROM

> ah, in that case you get *all* the packages, which includes cm-super.
> That package includes Type1 versions of the EC fonts, so it tries
> to use GS. I need to see how to force PK bitmaps

Well, (a current version of) Xdvi shouldn't generate bitmaps for
Type1 fonts in the first place; If configured correctly, it
should be able use the .pfb files directly, and generate PK fonts
only as a fallback.

To debug this, check the output of
   xdvi -debug 65536 file.dvi
for lines like
   T1 version of font xyz not found, trying pk

As for correct configuration - I don't know how this is set up in
TeXLive, but in teTeX-beta xdvi.cfg contains the line:

dvipsmap ps2pk.map

and ps2pk.map lists the existing .pfbs.