[tex-live] bad PS names in cbgreek Type 1 fonts

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Wed Jun 29 09:31:32 CEST 2005


I've just stumbled across glyph name problems with Type 1 versions of
the cbgreek fonts (in the type1.tar.gz bundle on CTAN, and
consequently in the current TeXLive repository).

Note that I haven't tested all fonts; I just report the very problems
I've encountered.

  . grxn1000.pfb has completely wrong glyph names!  Instead of Greek
    ones you have glyph names appropriate for an EC font.  Looking
    into some more fonts it seems that many others have exactly the
    same problem.

  . grmn1000.pfb has Greek glyph names, but many of them don't follow
    the Adobe Glyph List (AGL).  For example, the lambda glyph is
    incorrectly called `lamda' (a typo?), or `sigmafinal' has the
    wrong name `finalsigma'.

Today, with the widespread use of PDFs, it is of great importance to
have correct glyph names so that the ToUnicode feature works
correctly, enabling cut and paste from a PDF document into other

Are there plans to fix this?


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