[tex-live] Re: [tex-k] kpse_open_file, uppercase .TTF extension

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Tue Nov 23 15:01:56 CET 2004

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Karl Berry wrote:

> And, more analogously to your TTF case:
>     $ cp `kpsewhich cmr10.tfm` foobar.TFM
>     $ tex
>     **\font\x=foobar \relax
>     ...
>     ! Font \x=foobar not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
> It seems like a reasonable feature to add, though, at first blush. Up
> to Olaf ...

Yes it's not critical at all. It's just that still many TTF fonts come
with large letters (maybe by MSDOS tradition), and then even when its in
the current directory and you see it (ls) and tell its complete name,
ttf2afm still can't find it - which might astonish casual users. I won't
care for kpathsea not finding it elsewhere. But in the current dir... (i
thought that there would be just a switch for it.)

Regards, Hartmut

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