[tex-live] gsftopk missing?

Vladimir Volovich vvv@vsu.ru
Tue, 14 May 2002 15:07:45 +0400

"SR" == Sebastian Rahtz writes:

 >> mktexpk: Running gsftopk ecti1200 600 gsftopk(k) version 1.19.2

 SR> If you install cm-super, this must of course happen. Under the
 SR> new scheme, the cm-super names wont appear in the font map unless
 SR> cm-super is installed.

 SR> I don't see any way around this.

I think that mktexpk can (and should) be changed to create PKs from
METAFONT files when the MF font exists.

Currently, mktexpk seems to first check for:

  gsftopk or ps2pk
  (if the map files contain that font)

and only as a last resort it runs METAFONT.

Thomas, is there any rationale not to change the default to try to
call METAFONT from mktexpk first (i.e. check for the presence of
file.mf first), and only call gsftopk, ps2pk, ttf2pk, hbf2gf if there
is no MF file?

I think that in case there are both MF and PFB (or TTF) files, the MF
files are the primary source, and PFBs (TTFs) were generated from
them, so calling METAFONT to create PK files will be better.