[Fontinst] can't follow Lehman tutorial

Philipp Lehman lehman at gmx.net
Wed Mar 23 00:27:28 CET 2005


I just copied your drivers and ran them through Tex, but I can't 
reproduce your problem. It all works as expected. A few remarks:

> The first stage of his tutorial suggests running a file like
> this
>   \input fontinst.sty
>   \needsfontinstversion{1.926}
>   \recordtransforms{pac-rec.tex}
>   \latinfamily{pac}{}
>   \endrecordtransforms
>   \bye

For the list: this file is called pac-drv.tex in the tutorial.

> The next stage is to use the contents of pac-rec.tex as an
> input to something like
> \input finstmsc.sty
> \resetstr{PSfontsuffix}{.pfb}
> \adddriver{dvips}{caslon.map}
> \input pac-rec.tex
> \donedrivers
> \bye

And that's pac-map.tex. Both files are fine.

> The pac-rec.tex file has only entries like the following
> (yes, there are several identical entries for pacr8r,
> followed by several identical entries for other fonts)
>     \makemapentry{pacr8r}
>     \makemapentry{pacr8r}
>     \makemapentry{pacr8r}
>     ...

Multiple lines with \makemapentry for the same font are perfectly 
normal, but pac-rec.tex is missing the instructions concerning the 
actual data. The file should contain something like this:


Apparently, something went wrong while processing pac-drv.tex. Unless 
this rings a bell with Lars, the next step would be checking 
pac-drv.log for warnings.

Philipp Lehman <lehman at gmx.net>

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