bug in ae virtual fonts, or in fontinst, or in vptovf/vftovp?

Berthold K.P. Horn bkph@ai.mit.edu
Sun, 27 Sep 1998 07:41:42 -0400

At 02:55 PM 98/09/27 +0400, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

>when i'm trying to produce vpl file for the ae fonts from vf and tfm
>files, i get a "bad vf file" error from vftovp, e.g.:

>% vftovp aer10.vf aer10.tfm aer10.vpl
>Bad VF file: Oversize dimension has been reset to zero.

I don't know whether this is the same issue, but many VF files
 insert absurd rules with semi-infinite negative dimensions.
I reported on this before, wondering whether this was some special 
marker used for some obscure purpose.  Of course, it doesn't print
because the dimension is negative, but what is it for, and where does 
it come from?

Regards, Berthold.

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