[tex-live] TL 2007 problems: MarVoSym and dviout.exe woes

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Fri Oct 5 01:17:14 CEST 2007

On Oct 04, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Seems that hinting is incorrect.  Can you compare both versions with
> t1lint?  It's very verbose when I run it on marvosym.pfb.  Maybe

indeed, the fontforge output only has 2 warnings left:

	+ t1lint marvosym.pfb
	marvosym.pfb: While interpreting `cedilla':
	marvosym.pfb:   warning: small delta-y in `hstem' (0)
	marvosym.pfb: While interpreting `onesuperior':
	marvosym.pfb:   warning: small delta-y in `hstem' (0)

> fontforge fixes some bugs.  And forget about md5sum, I guess that
> fontforge at least writes a comment to the top of the file.  It's
> better to disassemble the fonts (t1disasm) and use diff(1) to compare
> them.

md5sum was just to compare TL2007 and CTAN pfb files...

> I'm sure that dviout.exe is not involved.  The error message comes

dviout.exe is an independant followup problem -- it just should not hang/loop/crash/...
if there are any problems with mktexpk.

> from ghostscript, though I never heard ghostscript beeping.  But a
> terminal with full ASCII support should beep if you send ^G (BELL) to
> it, which can happen if you send a binary file to it.  If your friend
> installed ghostscript from the TeXLive-2007 CD/DVD, he certainly has
> version 8.54 while you have version 8.15.  I suppose that he will get
> the same result as you when he downgrades to version 8.15.

I'll ask him.  and tomorrow I can test some other ghostscript versions on


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