[NTG-pdftex] [PATCH v3] pdftex - Add support for encfile and \pdfgentounicode for PK fonts

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Mar 29 00:19:40 CEST 2017

Hi Pali,

    It is even documented in pdftex-t.tex

Good reading. I never internalized that piece of information, never
having had occasion to care about "scalable Type 3" fonts.

Map files: I categorically decline to make any changes whatsoever to
map file syntax.

PGC files: Hans has replied. I am not aware of any other usage besides
his. I'd be ok with introducing a \pdf... boolean that turns off PGC and
scalable Type 3, which I gather is what would solve the immediate
problem for you. Making such a change at this point in the development
process for this year, though ... I don't know.

Overall: I have neither energy nor interest in doing anything regarding
bitmap fonts. If you can devise a further patch that will improve the
situation, then good. If not, I guess the situation will stay as it
is. (Well, I'm willing to revert your patch, but I doubt that is what
you want.)

I realize the documentation as it stands now is not entirely correct,
but since the desired outcome and possible changes remain unclear to me,
I don't want to tweak it further now.


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