[NTG-context] Fonts problems
vit.zyka at seznam.cz
Wed Feb 15 15:06:23 CET 2006
Michal Kvasnička wrote:
> Good afternoon.
> I apologize that I bother you once more, but I'm getting desperate. :-(
> I have still problem with fonts in ConTeXt---perhaps I'm not able to
> install it well. I use ConTeXt ver: 2006.02.03 21:00, pdfeTeX, Version
> 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4), tetex-3.0-13 under SuSE Linux 9.2 (the
> tetex is grabbed from Suse 9.3). I tried to copy all files where I
> thought they should have been, texhashed, and build formats. Now, some
> things work, but not all of them, and not in an expected way.
> Problem 1: I expect that a following file should typeset "tufte" in
> Latin Modern font.
> \input tufte
> ConTeXt loads some map files (/usr/share/texmf/fonts/map
> vips/context/original-public-lm.map}), but it clearly isn't able to find
> the right one, since it writes this error message:
> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 72 --mag 1+0/72 --dpi 72
> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ec-lmr12.
it seems like old lm package (wrong map files). Try to update from
> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
> Warning: pdfetex (file ec-lmr12): Font ec-lmr12 at 72 not found
> I can correct it when I add one more file:
> But I was told that I should omit this line. What's the problem? How can
> I correct it?
> Problem 2: Let's suppose I add into the previous file this
> then the letter \"o is missing (a white space is on its place). Isn't
> there a bug in the Latin modern fonts/virtual fonts/metrics, or
> whatever? Moreover, gv views the hyphen over the "h" and "B" letters.
> (Acrobat Reader 7 view it all right.) How is that possible.
> Problem 3: Some fonts are not used properly. The following file
> \usetypescript[ppl] % working pos
> \input tufte\par
> works well. It works even if I change "pos" to "ppl", "ptm", "phv", or
> "tim". It works even when changed to "pcr", but the text is ragged. When
> changed to "con", "bookman", or "iwona", it does nothing---the text is
> typeset in Latin Modern. When changed to "ant", I get this error message:
> kpathsea: Running mktextfm sy-anttrz
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map typeface abbreviation
> y- for sy-anttrz.
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update
> mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;
> nonstopmode; input sy-anttrz
> This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)
> kpathsea: Running mktexmf sy-anttrz
> ! I can't find file `sy-anttrz'.
> I think I have installed all these fonts (instead of Adobe fonts I have
> URW ones). What's wrong.
> Problem 4: From what afm files were the tfm metrics for Times,
> Helvetica, and Palatino generated? Accents are positioned in a strange
> way and after a tquoteright is a strange hole (bad kerning). A long
> time ago I've generated myself tfm metrics from afm files of URW fonts,
> and they look much better. Were these afm files used, or were used some
> afm metrics of fonts that do not include accented letter, i.e. are those
> letters just TeX-based composites?
> Problem 5: How can I switch back to CS fonts? (Well, I know I bother you
> all, but I still do not like Latin Modern fonts.) :-( I thought that
> something like this could work, but it doesn't:
> \starttypescript [serif] [computer-modern] [il2]
> \definefontsynonym [cmb10] [csb10] [encoding=il2]
> \definefontsynonym [cmbsy10] [csbsy10] [encoding=il2]
> \input tufte
> How can I do it?
> I apologize for so many questions. Many thanks for your help.
> Your thankful
> Michal Kvasnicka
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