[tex-live] gsftopk missing?

Thomas Esser te@informatik.uni-hannover.de
Tue, 14 May 2002 17:08:09 +0200

> 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?

Well, the easiest fix is propably to set up gsftopk to avoid the
cm+friends fonts. Just set up a config.gsftopk which is like
  p /dev/null
  p +/first/file.map
  p +/other/fileB.map

The documentation says that gsftopk supports the same map file entries as
"dvips -Pgsftopk", but fortunately(!?) this is not the case.

Unlike dvips, gsftopk forgets all map entries when it encounters a
"p file" entry in a config 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.

Sure. This will be handled by the configuration which is output by updmap
in teTeX...