[NTG-context] Font memory issues ?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Jan 19 22:44:13 CET 2006


Taco Hoekwater wrote:

>
>
> Oh, d**mn.
> I just had a brainwave.
>
> From Web2c's tex.ch comes the following:
>
>   @!inf_font_mem_size = 20000;
>   @!sup_font_mem_size = 2000000;
>
> So font_memory cannot be set larger than 2000000 and not smaller
> than 20000. Out-of-bounds sizes are silently folded back in line,
> but that happens after the variable expansion is complete. That's
> why the debug switch still reports the values from texmf.cnf.
>
> So the actual problem here is the web2c runtime code inside TeX.
>
> You can recompile with a larger sup_font_mem_size, I guess. But
> otherwise you are out of luck.

so, is it possible to increase the upper limit in the code? hz seems to need it 

for the moment a way out is to limit hz to the regular font shape, i.e. don't use it for bold, italic, slanted etc 

another option is to limit the number of instances (steps) 

Hans 

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