[tex-live] Bug#417582: Buggy postscript files with archaic fonts

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Apr 4 15:31:10 CEST 2007

Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp> wrote:

> Hi Frank,
>> - copy fonts/archaic/asamples.tex into a local dir (in Debian, it's in
>>   /usr/share/doc/texlive-fonts-extra/ and gzip'ped)
>> $ latex asamples.tex
>> $ latex asamples.tex
>> $ dvips asamples.dvi 
>> This is dvips(k) p1.7a Copyright 2005 ASCII Corp.(www-ptex at ascii.co.jp)
>> based on dvips(k) 5.95a Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
>> ' TeX output 2007.04.03:1513' -> asamples.ps
> You are using a patched dvips. 

Arghh, yes:  This damn dvipsk-ja Debian package uses this most beloved
Debian misfeature of diverting dvips.  It works correctly with the
original one.  However:

> Please confirm that dyy etc. are
> defined in tex.pro.

There is no "dyy" in TeXlive's original tex.pro, see e.g. at

But it seems it isn't needed.

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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