[tex-live] dvipdf on Debian etch does not create fonts

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at web.de
Sun Nov 25 14:51:17 CET 2007

Oliver Bandel <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> writes:

> I used dvipdf to create a pdf.
> It does not create fonts, so my pdf
> was not useful.

In most cases you should not use the automatically created bitmap
fonts when creating PDF files, since these fonts are resolution
dependent. When possible, you should use Type1 fonts instead. 

> When I use dvips and afterwards
> ps2pdf I see my text (and while
> dvips is running, I see that fontfiles
> will be created).

Note that dvipdf, which is not part of TeX Live, calls dvips with
options -q (=quiet) and -Ppdf (=definitions suitable for PDF
production). The latter option is incompatible with most metafont
fonts, while the former option probably suppresses any warnings about


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