[tex-k] (fwd) Bug#266718: dvips: Fails to properly include fonts used both in EPS and in document

Hilmar Preusse hille42 at web.de
Mon Oct 25 09:43:58 CEST 2004

Hi all,

We've got here a bug report about a font inclusion problem. Sorry,
I'm even sure that this is an dvips problem. I could reproduce it
using tetex 2.0.2 on Windows, converting the ps-file using Acrobat
Distiller 5.0 (Windows) and then viewing it using that program.

preusse at preusse ~ $ dvips --version
dvips(k) 5.92b
kpathsea version 3.4.5

Kind Regards,
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From: Dylan Thurston <dpt at math.harvard.edu>
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To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Bug#266718: dvips: Fails to properly include fonts used both in EPS and in document
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 15:55:29 -0400
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Package: tetex-bin
Version: 2.0.2-18
Severity: normal

Dvips will in some circumstances fail to include all the needed fonts
(or at least produces documents that gs will not display correctly).
This happens when there is a font which is used both in an included
EPS file and in the document itself: the characters do not display
inside of the figure.  Just looking at the file sizes, I think I can
see one problem: fonts that are used only in the EPS file are included
in full, while fonts that are used in both the EPS file and in the
document are included only partially, thus missing any characters used
in the included file.  This is not the only problem, however, since
even characters in the EPS that do appear in the document do not
appear in the figures.

Attached are some minimal test cases.  Run mpost on fig.mp (which just
produces an EPS file with '-25' in Computer Modern), then latex
test.tex and run dvips on it.  Note that the minus sign, from cmsy10,
appears in the output, while the '25', from cmr10, does not, since the
document itself uses cmr10 but not cmsy10.

As a workaround, you can add the '-j0' option to dvips.


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