Fonts with xdvi and tex...

Fonts with xdvi and tex...

Post by Julien BOURGEO » Mon, 27 May 1996 04:00:00



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Fonts with xdvi and tex...

Post by Julien BOURGEO » Mon, 27 May 1996 04:00:00


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I have installed (La)TeX with the Slackware 3, under Linux 1.2.1.

I can easy compil a .tex file (latex titi.tex works), but
when I try to preview the .dvi file generated by latex,
xdvi can't find some fonts data file (ex: cmr10.10tf),
and builds them as local, running cmmf (in /tmp).

If you had the same problem and succeeded in solving it,
I would appreciate your answer.

Thx,
                        Julien
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Fonts with xdvi and tex...

Post by Eric Meij » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


: I have installed (La)TeX with the Slackware 3, under Linux 1.2.1.

: I can easy compil a .tex file (latex titi.tex works), but
: when I try to preview the .dvi file generated by latex,
: xdvi can't find some fonts data file (ex: cmr10.10tf),
: and builds them as local, running cmmf (in /tmp).

: If you had the same problem and succeeded in solving it,
: I would appreciate your answer.

It's not a problem, it's a feature!  The TeX fonts that were installed
are only the `vector descriptions'.  Now, if you want to preview or
print anything, you'll have to have bitmap versions of the fonts.  The
first time xdvi or some other program (dvips, ...) needs such a bitmap
representation of a particular font, it is automatically generated, so
that it's there to use any next time.  This means that you only have
bitmap representations on your disk that you actually use.  If you
wish, you can move the produced pk files from /tmp/... to the TeX font
directories, but it isn't strictly necessary.

Eric Meijer

 
 
 

Fonts with xdvi and tex...

Post by Holger Dunke » Mon, 10 Jun 1996 04:00:00


This is normal, unless cmmf FAILS to generate the fonts. In this case
it is started every time you try to start xdvi.
This may be caused by missing font directories somewhere in
/usr/lib/texmf/fonts/.... To solve this, try starting xdvi as ROOT.
One time should be enough. With ROOT permission the missing
directories should be created and set to be world writable.
This may happen again if you install a new printer and use dvips.

Hope this helps
                                Holger



> [oops... the previous post was empty... her is the article:]

> I have installed (La)TeX with the Slackware 3, under Linux 1.2.1.

> I can easy compil a .tex file (latex titi.tex works), but
> when I try to preview the .dvi file generated by latex,
> xdvi can't find some fonts data file (ex: cmr10.10tf),
> and builds them as local, running cmmf (in /tmp).

> If you had the same problem and succeeded in solving it,
> I would appreciate your answer.

> Thx,
>                    Julien
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Can anyone help?

Adam

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Postgraduate Research Student
Dept of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Dept of Music
University of Leeds
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