Virtual fonts a little *too* virtual... please help

Virtual fonts a little *too* virtual... please help

Post by Timothy Murp » Mon, 05 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:>I've been installing Type1 fonts under (te)TeX.  I've done everything
>relevant I could find: creating .vpl, .vf, and .tfm files, installing
>them, updating, etc.
>My understanding is that dvips should use the relevant .vf and .tfm
>files to create a virtual font.  The problem is...  not only am I not
>getting correct printouts (mainly, ligatures are missing and character
>spacing is off - at least, these are the things I can easily spot),
>but also, it turns out that it makes no difference whether the .vf files
>are there or not.  If I rename or delete one, the results are *exactly*
>the same as if the files are there.

It seems to me that*isn't using your virtual fonts,
presumably because you are not invoking a .sty file or .fd file
which calls them.
You could use dvitype (if you have it)
to see which fonts exactly*is using:

% dvitype myfile.dvi

Timothy Murphy  

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1. Help: Virtual fonts for laserjet ???

Hello TeXperts....

Does anyone know whether there is a dvi->laserjet driver that
uses virtual fonts properly -  like dvips does ?
I know the common  dvilj (the one that comes with Linux) is
supposed to work after running dvicopy, but even then it
still seems to want to run Metafont.

Or to put my question another way...

Can I use the resident laserjet fonts from plain TeX ?

Thanks in advance


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