[tex-live] xdvi and postscript fonts question

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Fri Feb 21 09:01:59 CET 2003

On Friday, Feb 21, 2003, at 06:41 Europe/Amsterdam, Staszek 
Wawrykiewicz wrote:

> So you have to install urwstd package which contains 35 standard PS
> fonts in Type1 (pfb) format.

Would installing that not create a conflict with the alreadyinstalled 
type1 pfb's? After all, When I use pdftex or dvips+ghostscript to 
produce a PDF I have no font trouble at all.

>> and a lot more like this one. Running the DVi file through dvicopy
>> first fixes this. Dvicopy reports:
> Irrelevant, since dvicopy lists calls to fonts according
> to the TeX's names (tfm files). How it is used by device drivers like
> dvips, xdvi, etc., depends on map files.
>> I should add that I found and ran t1mapper but without success:
>> t1mapper -lns -gs /usr/local/share/ghostscript/8.00/lib/Fontmap
>> /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts
>> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/fonts/type1/gs
> Not needed if you have installed urwstd package. GS Fontmap lists
> the same fonts we have in urwstd (but with different file names).

How can I recignize if I already have urwstd i my system?

> I know well that it can be some redundance, but as GS is for me a 
> general
> purpose program, I'd prefer having clean and running TeX sofware not
> only for me, but also for BLU.

I agree that a separate solution is to be preferred.

> As for the above t1mapper, you should perhaps changing in 
> web2c/updmap.cnf
> LW35 URWkb
> to
> LW35 URW
> but I didn't checked it ;-)

Again, would that not give a conflict with the existing setup which 
works fine for dvips and pdftex? The man page for updmap says it does 
create the support for xdvi. Maybe I just have to change the map files 
xdvi is configured to use? It now uses ps2pk.map.

So, what I am actually asking is this: how to create/configure type1 
support for xdvi *without* influencing the working dvips/pdftex setup.


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