[tex-live] Xemtex and updmap

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Thu Jun 22 23:20:34 CEST 2006

* Sebastian Canagaratna <s-canagaratna at onu.edu> writes:

    > Xemtex seems to be giving me no end of problems. I ran the shell
    > from withing xemacs as you suggested (updmap --cnffile updmap.cfg
    > --enable abp.map) with all kinds of variations of placing the tfm
    > files and nothing seems to work.

Maybe because there are reasons why you should not have installed both
texlive and xemtex ...

    > I have tried adding Map abp.map to the bottom of /Program
    > Files/Xemtex/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg, put the abp.map in
    > ..texmf-var/fonts/map/abp, the tfm files in texmf-var/fonts/tfm/
    > (and also other variations ). It was not able to find the abp.map
    > files, and it was clear from the log file the the pdftex.map files
    > was being lloked at. So I added the two lines in the abp.map to
    > the bottom of the pdftex.map, but I get the following error:

    > Warning: pdflatex.exe(file C:/Program
    > File/../texmf-var/fonts/map/updmap/pdftex.map): invalid entry
    > webding: font file missing) , the compilation goes through, but it
    > does not find the files.

    > Could you give me some hints as to how to proceed?

Starting from a fresh xemtex installation, the following command inside
an XEmacs shell should work :

updmap --enable Map=abp.map

    > 1. All latex files seem to come up with the non-fatal error:

    > Cannot execute command "[DocClose(%.s")]" (error 16393). Is there
    > something wrong with my installation?

No, it happens the first time you try to view the document in Acrobat
only because the file has not yet been opened in Acrobat. Subsequent
trials will close the document that is open before compiling it. The
message is harmless.

    > 2. D. P. Story's Acrotex Presentation Bundle requires that all
    > latex files be latexed 3 times then the dvi converted to pdf
    > through dvips and Acrobat. Xemtex does not appear to allow simple
    > latexing directly from xemacs. Is it possible to do a simple
    > latexing in xemacs?

No, XEmTeX is targetted at producing pdf and html documents for latex
and context, but by direct pdflatex compilation. For other schemes, you
are on your own. Albeit I could look at D.P. Story stuff and provide
some configuration for it.


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