[NTG-pdftex] [tex-live] \pdffontattr in pdftex-1.40.0-rc4

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Dec 28 06:38:51 CET 2006


On Thu, 28 Dec 2006, Hartmut Henkel wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Dec 2006, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>
> > I'm trying to run the vntex testfiles with the current pdftex
> > release recently uploaded to the TeXLive repository by Martin.
> >
> > Can anybody tell me what the warnings mean?
> >
> > pdfTeX warning (\pdffontattr): font \^^@ has conflicting attributes

is this a nullfont? how does one get it?

> in the intended cases it means, that it was tried to add two different
> font attributes to the same font dictionary. But here is a case where
> this happens even without:
>
> \pdfcompresslevel=0
> \nopagenumbers
> \font\aa cmr10 at 10pt
> \pdffontattr\aa {foo}
> \aa abc
> \font\bb cmr10 at 11pt
> %\pdffontattr\bb {bar}
> \bb abc
> \bye
>
> Both TeX fonts refer to the same font dictionary. So there is only one
> font, and this gets the attribute "foo".
>
> > I get a lot of these messages.  The (pdf) output seems to be ok.
>
> The above source creates the right PDF. Maybe we need to get rid of
> the warning here.

Here is the try of a patch, which also shows what happens with the above
file. Reinhard, does it remove the warnings in your case?

--- pdftex.web.orig	2006-12-21 17:19:20.000000000 +0100
+++ pdftex.web	2006-12-28 06:07:11.771455920 +0100
@@ -19341,6 +19341,8 @@
                 pdf_mark_char(i, j);
         if (length(pdf_font_attr[i]) = 0) and (length(pdf_font_attr[k]) <> 0) then
             pdf_font_attr[i] := pdf_font_attr[k];
+        if (length(pdf_font_attr[k]) = 0) and (length(pdf_font_attr[i]) <> 0) then
+            pdf_font_attr[k] := pdf_font_attr[i];
         if not ((pdf_font_attr[i] = pdf_font_attr[k]) or
            str_eq_str(pdf_font_attr[i], pdf_font_attr[k])) then begin
            pdf_warning("\pdffontattr", "font ", false, false);

An alternative (more complicated) might be that one keeps font
dictionaries separate when the user wants different attributes. No idea
what the typical use of these attributes is.

Regards, Hartmut


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