>===== Original Message From mailing list for ConTeXt users
>Recently I installed the latest stable version of ConTeXt under MiKTeX
>To use Chinese characters in ConTeXt, I installed some Chinese Type1 fonts
>and related map/enc files.
>However, I found "texexec --pdf foo.tex" cannot read Type1 Chinese fonts.
>In this case, ConTeXt uses pk fonts (generated from ttf fonts), and finally
>I got pdf files with very low quality.
I use fpTeX, so I may be missing something...
Question: Do you have both ttf and pfb versions of the same font? If so, try
removing the ttf version (and refresh fndb).
I think that it is much better to have separate map files for your add-on
fonts, instead of adding them to psfonts.map (of course you will have to edit
your dvips and dvipdfm configuration files as well if you do this). Make a
dedicated map file for your font and place it in your local
\fonts\map\pdftex\context. See, e.g.,
for syntax. Refresh the fndb, and try again.
If things still don't work, compile a very simple file that uses that font and
send a copy of your log file to the list. Then somebody will be in a better
position to determine what's wrong.
A final possibility (but I'm not sure if this will work for Chinese or other
non-Latin fonts): remove all reference to your font from your ConTeXt system
(tfm's, map's, ttf's, pfb's, etc). See if texfont can install your font. Place
the pfb's in a temporary directory and run
texfont --ma --in --ve=<maker of your font> --co=<your typeface name>
This should install the font for you, with proper map files, tfm's, etc. My
only worry is that texfont may need some additional encoding information for
Don't give up!
Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523