[tex-live] incorrect reference to "Nimbus" font in "download35.map"
erik.luijten at gmail.com
Mon May 11 02:10:59 CEST 2009
Thank you for your response. However, I note that *all* other fonts
referenced in the file are commercial as well. For example, the file
explicitly refers to Helvetica-Narrow.
Furthermore, in "updmap.cfg" there is the option to choose which 35
"Lasewriter" fonts one wants to use. Certainly, if I had chosen the URW
fonts, I would expect a reference to the Nimbus family. However, I chose
the setting "LW35 ADOBEkb", and thus I'm surprised to still see a Nimbus
font in my file.
To add even more evidence, the "phvbo8an.pfb" file (see the line I cited)
definitely refers to the original Adobe font.
2009/5/10 Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>
2009/5/11 Erik Luijten <erik.luijten at gmail.com>:
> > Hello,
> > I noticed that in the file "download35.map" (which, in my distribution,
> > located in /var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/updmap) there are two lines
> > incorrectly(?) refer to a Nimbus font:
> > phvbo8rn NimbusSanL-BoldCondItal-Narrow-BoldOblique "TeXBase1Encoding
> > ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <phvbo8an.pfb
> > and
> > phvbo8yn NimbusSanL-BoldCondItal-Narrow-BoldOblique "TeXnANSIEncoding
> > ReEncodeFont" <texnansi.enc <phvbo8an.pfb
> > I would think that these lines instead should refer to
> > "Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique"?
> No, it would not work for most people. Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique is
> non-free commercial font. Unless you have bought it, you cannot embed
> it in your document. If the line were changed as you suggest, most
> people will not be able to use Helvetica at all. Nimbus fonts are free
> and good quality replacements for Helvetica and Times. If you have
> bought such fonts, you should not use download35.map but your
> customized map file instead.
> > I found this in the texlive distribution that comes with openSuSE 11.1 as
> > well as in openSuSE 10.2
> > Erik
> Zdeněk Wagner
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