[tex-live] special.map handling

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jun 22 15:50:54 CEST 2005

    I've done it myself, thanks.

They have to get added to http://tug.org/fontname/special.map, there's
an autoupdate there.  I did that.  Thanks.

    theoretically most Type 1 fonts used by the CJK package need similar
    entries (these are a few hundred lines).  Shall I add them too?
    Given that xdvi, dvips, and pdftex directly use the outline fonts
    it's probably overkill, but...

I'm not sure I understand.  Are these fonts which only exist in outline
form?  If so, there's no reason to add them to special.map.

Even if they do exist as bitmaps, would users ever actually
intentionally want to use them instead of outlines?  It doesn't seem
likely ...


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