[tex-live] TEXFONTS for Type 1's, and more debugging

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Sun Aug 22 20:29:44 CEST 2004

Karl Berry writes:

> I've just been pretty frustrated trying to track down what environment
> variable I have to set to find some local Type 1 fonts.  (For various
> reasons I do not want to install them in the hierarchy.)  Even dvips
> -d-1 did not explicitly report the needed information, I had to look at
> the source.  (The documentation was hopelessly out of date, sigh.)

> I have two simple suggestions/requests which would help immensely, both
> in kpathsea/tex-file.c:

> 1) add "TEXFONTS" to the list of TYPE1_ENVS (after T1INPUTS and before
>    TEX_PS_HEADER_ENVS).  The purpose of TEXFONTS is to be used to find
>    *all* font-related files.  So that, as in my case, if someone just
>    wants to make a directory with a personal font, it is (hopefully)
>    easy to do.

TEXFONTS is a weird variable.  Note that it isn't even defined in the
"standard" texmf.cnf.

> 2) In kpse_find_file, add a debug statement reporting the type and
>    path_source members of the struct.

For ease of implementation can you supply a patch or at least
(pseudo-)code to illustrate exactly what you have in mind?

> Ok?

Olaf Weber

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