PFA format not usable with XeTeX

Enrico Gregorio enrico.gregorio at
Mon Nov 28 10:36:54 CET 2022

At least one font, namely pigpen, can't be used with XeTeX, because its
Type1 version is stored as a PFA file.

I made an experiment and converting to a PFB file but keeping the
extension .pfa avoids the problem of xdvipdfmx not allowing PFA fonts:
the file is found by the kpse library and read in correctly.

The solution should be simple: convert the file to a PFB and fix the
entry in the map file “”.

Possibly Oliver Corff might be convinced to push an update himself.

Source of the problem:


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