[NTG-pdftex] Re: [tex-k] Dvips fix for font in EPSF improperly downloaded

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Sun Jan 23 16:12:12 CET 2005


On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Karl Berry wrote:

>     At this time he was thinking about changing /FontName
>     in the free URW fonts on CTAN
>
> I sincerely hope Walter does not do that.  Seems like it would have
> major backward-compatibility implications.

e. g. there would be problems with pdftex: while trying to replace fonts
coming with PDF files to be embedded, pdftex would not match the
traditional fontnames any more and would fail replacing fonts (like
/Times-Roman), then the whole font replacement business would be
practically broken, resulting in larger filesize in these cases. Same if
one would also check for matching UniqueId field. So maybe it's better
that it remains fuzzy as is (with a few sideeffects). Or maybe invent a
font name alias mechanism as Fontmap from gs.

Regards, Hartmut


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