[tex-live] bbding10 pfb font

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 20:31:55 CET 2009

2009/12/16 Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>:
> Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
>> while debugging a bug submitted to Debian I realized that
>>       bbding10
>> does not have a pfb font. Well, there is one, in the niceframe package
>> but in TeX Live this is somehow stripped away. On CTAN there is bbding10.pfb.
>> Does anyone have an idea where the pfb font is coming from, and why
>> it is not included in the bbding package?
This is the problem if the Type 1 fonts were not created by the
designer of the original font but someone else. I think that this is
not the only case. For instance, Karel Piska converted fonts of many
Indic scripts to Type 1. I am afraid they are not even on CTAN. He
allowed me to include his Devanagari fonts in the Velthuis Devanagari
package, so I acknowledge hin in the manual and the Type 1 fonts are
included. I doubt that people know about other Indic fonts he has

> comes from ctan fonts/niceframe, which is a set of type 1 versions of
> fonts "recommended by" the niceframe package.
> this is the sort of thing we'll commonly agonise over on the ctan list
> and (almost always) install as submitted.  the problem is that the fonts
> that rolf niepraschk converted come from all over -- bbding, dingbat,
> karta and umrand packages.
> i'm just installing catalogue cross-links to the type 1 fonts from the
> font packages they came from.  probably doesn't help much, but there's
> not much can be done :-(
> robin

Zdeněk Wagner

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