[tex-live] Bug#266718: dvips font inclusion broken in TeXlive

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue May 1 21:01:37 CEST 2007

Hi all TeX-k and TeX Live Masters!

We found a bug that *was* fixed in some prior dvips version, but later
not: The problem is to make it short:
If a font is used in an included eps AND in the main document, AND is
only partially downloaded, some glyphs can be missing in the eps file.

Test document as made by TE
(see Debian bug report: http://bugs.debian.org/266718)


prologues := 2;
  label(btex $-23$ etex, origin);

Observations by TE:
If I run this (latex test; dvips test -o), I only get the "-" and the 2
from fig.0. The 3 is omitted. If I change line 4 to 23, then I get both
numbers from fig.0. Even if I remove line 4 entirely, everything comes
out right.

Later on it was fixed in teTeX and it *should* have been fixed also in
the upstream source, again from TE in the above bug report:
# teTeX 2.99.10
# Changes in the src area:
# * dvips update to version 5.95
#   - fonts used in eps files are no longer partially downloaded

But the bug is present in TeX Live 2007.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>                    Università di Siena
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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