[tex-k] Incorrect sizes in GFtoDVI output

Igor Liferenko igor.liferenko at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 03:29:21 CET 2021

Hello, Andreas,

> I believe to have a working GFtoDVI 3.0! The most recent commit to
> https://github.com/ascherer/web fixes the TFM lookup (more or less). If
> you create 'cmr8.tfm', 'cmtt10.tfm', 'gray.tfm', and 'logo8.tfm' in the
> 'local directory' where you start './gftodvi' (use 'mktextfm --destdir
> /Your/Local/Working/Path cmr8' etc.), it should work with your 'x.600gf'.


I have tried io.mf in smoke mode, x.mf in localfont and proof modes
and the example from
p.31 in default mode. All dvi files exactly match those produced by
TL's gftodvi (according to dvitype).

>From this I conclude that gftodvi (not web2c) is the cause of this
spurious line in dvitype output:

     Font 1: cmr8Font 2: cmtt10Font 3: blackFont 5: logo8

This is clearly a bug that should be piled up for 2029 tuneup.

As for the warnings, DEK should be informed about this for 2029 too.
To fix or not to fix should be his decision.

Best regards,

P.S. Does anybody understand what these warnings are all about?

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