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Re: pfa2pfb

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  • Subject: [mg96688] Re: pfa2pfb
  • From: Mariano Suárez-Alvarez <mariano.suarezalvarez at>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 05:49:08 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gncmbc$ffv$> <gne6ru$per$>

On Feb 17, 9:25 am, Jens-Peer Kuska <ku... at>
> Hi,
> that is nonsense, dvips work with binary *.pfb and ASCII
> PostScript fonts. Just find the font map file for dvips
> that comes with you Mathematica and add the texmf root
> that is part of the Mathematica distribution to the
> texmf roots that your TeX system searches.
> If you have MikTeX or teTeX fin the fontname/
> in the TeX installation root  and delete it.
> This file is a false font map file, I have reported it several
> times to the developers but they had other things to do than
> to replace the file with the correct one that comes with
> Mathematica.
> Regards
>    Jens
> David wrote:
> > It seems that Mathematica provides fonts in the following
> > forms: .pfa, .tfm, .afm. I must admit I don't know what all this
> > means. dvips (a program used in conjunction with TeX and LaTex)
> > apparently needs the fonts in the .pfb format. How does one construct
> > a file of the correct type from the fonts provided by Mathematica.
> > I'm using Mathematica 5.2. I could update using my university's site
> > licence if that would help.
> > Apparently there are programs with names like pfa2pfb, maybe one in
> > perl. Does anyone know how I can get these?
> > I work on Mac Os X 10.4.11.
> > Thanks
> > David Epstein

I would have expected Wolfram to update the notebook.sty file
they ship so that, at the very least, the example at the top uses
LaTeX2e! Oh well :)

-- m

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