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Re: How can I check for the existence of a glyph in TeX?

At 11:21 PM 98/09/09 +0100, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:

>>>An idea...  The problem is that as far as the tfm file is concerned, the
>>>slot is not empty in general when it `points to' a missing glyph: you get a
>>>missing glyph rule in the dvi file and a warning there, not in the log

>>Not in the TFM files I use.

>But you use different tfm files to the rest of the world, don't you?

>>  If there is no glyph there is should say so.
>>Anything else is deceptive.

>Those of us in the rest of the world who use vf files are in a different
>position.  There's no deception involved: if there is no glyph, it *does*
>tell you.  But...  It's the dvi driver that tells you all about the missing
>glyph when you come to look at the dvi file.

Argh!  My TeX tells me right away about missing glyphs (on screen and in
the log file) and gives me the context so I can tell where the problem is!

Regards, Berthold.

Berthold K.P. Horn
Cambridge, MA		mailto:bkph@ai.mit.edu