[NTG-pdftex] [PATCH] pdftex - Add new \pdfpkscalable primitive
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Apr 15 01:18:44 CEST 2017
I'm sorry, but I am not comfortable with releasing these changes for the
Type 3 fonts + encoding + Unicode. I realize the features now work in
your cases, but I feel much more testing and understanding is needed,
before inflicting changes to these low-level routines on the world.
I can't undertake this for TL17.
The proximate cause is that, in some further testing, I discovered a
case that crashed for me now, but did not crash before:
Also, it's unclear to when the new warning
"invalid entry for `%s': encoding file for type3 missing"
is intended to be given. I could not find any input that caused it.
I'm sure that it would not be hard to remedy these particular things,
one way or another, but the general principle remains -- I'm simply too
uneasy to release these changes, which have grown and grown. As I said
before, the primary criterion for pdftex nowadays must be stability.
Unfortunately, in that testing, I also discovered other erroneous
mapline cases that were already unhandled (before your patches). I
know I have not found them all yet. Sigh.
If Thanh or Martin wants to include these changes in the upcoming
release, and can help with testing/code review, then that is
fine. Otherwise, it will have to wait for another time.
For the present, I have reverted the changes in the TL repository.
At least you have written the code now, so can compile your own pdftex
and use it for your own work ... --sorry, karl.
More information about the ntg-pdftex