[EXT] PFA format not usable with XeTeX

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 11:13:08 CET 2022

po 28. 11. 2022 v 11:01 odesílatel Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de> napsal:
> Am Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:51:27 +0000 schrieb Philip Taylor (RHBNC):
> > At least one font, namely pigpen, can't be used with XeTeX, because its
> > Type1 version is stored as a PFA file.
> >
> > As reported in the Stack Exchange thread, the following works fine —
Why do you keep the pfa extension after conversion to PFB? The
extension should be changed. In addition, fontforge should also be
able to convert it to OpenType.
> It works on windows by converting the font with mktexpk to a bitmap
> as one can see if one zooms in. In linux systems the mktexpk call
> seems to fail. In any case using a proper vector font is better
> anyway, so it would be good if texlive would add a pfb and a
> suitable map entry.
Zdeněk Wagner

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> Ulrike Fischer
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