[metapost] quick question

Daniel H. Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Mon Mar 17 14:30:45 CET 2014

[Copying the list]

The problem is that the EPS which metapost produces by
default is not self-contained. The fonts are not
embedded. TeX-relatex software like dvips, dvipdfmx
and pdflatex know how to handle that, but programs
like ghostscript need the fonts either in the EPS
file or in the system.

If you include the line

    prologues := 3;

in your .mp file before any figures, MP will embed all
the fonts you use (provided it can find them, but that
includes all fonts installed in the TeX system).

See sections 3 and 8.1 of mpman.pdf (pages 5 and 24
in my version).


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
From: burkhard at eng.ucsd.edu [burkhard at eng.ucsd.edu] on behalf of Walt Burkhard [burkhard at cs.ucsd.edu]
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:09 PM
To: Daniel H. Luecking
Subject: quick question

Hello Dan,

I just tried eps2eps  on a metapost created file that contains  measurements
expressed in the font cmss10.   Howver, I get an error message

Error: /undefined in cmss10

What fonts might I use in metapost that won't throw eps2eps off?

Many thanks in advance,


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