Request Help on using Virtual Fonts with dvips (v5.58).

Request Help on using Virtual Fonts with dvips (v5.58).

Post by Chris-top-h » Fri, 28 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Hello All,

I am trying to use some recently aquired PS fonts.  I have the .pfb, .tfm, .vf
files for the fonts, but can not get dvips to create the PS output.  I have
read the dvips manual (A great help, really) and seemed to have gotten every-
thing in the right place.  I however get the following error:

This is dvipsk 5.58c Copyright 1986, 1994 Radical Eye Software
input file testfd.dvi output file |lpr swmem 3500000
Alloc 20
Adding header file "" 4102
' TeX output 1995.07.27:1237' -> |lpr
bop at 43
Scanning page 1
Alloc 142
Alloc 12
Alloc 3132
Defining font () ocmb10 at 10.0pt
Loading virtual font ./ocmb10.vf at 10.0pt
Alloc 12
(Already known.)                    <---- What is already known?
Allocating new raster memory (3 req, 0 left)
Alloc 8192
dvips: ! virtual recursion stack overflow  <---- back to the prompt.

This is with a test font that should work before going onto the ones I just
got, basically cmb10 renamed.  If any other info is needed please let me
know.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Chris Knight


Request Help on using Virtual Fonts with dvips (v5.58).

Post by Timothy Murp » Sat, 29 Jul 1995 04:00:00

>dvips: ! virtual recursion stack overflow  <---- back to the prompt.

At a complete guess, I would say that the virtual font calls itself.
[A virtual font takes input from other fonts.
I take it that these may in turn be virtual.]

The program "vftopl" will give you a readable version of your .vf file.

Timothy Murphy  

tel: +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland


1. dvips v5.58 & linux


I installed Linux Slackware v2.0 and installed tex 3.1415N, dvips 5.58f,
XEmacs 19.13 and auctex-9.4.

I have some problems

1. dvips always tries to generate its fonts and cannot seem to store
them. This is the message I get when running dvips :

        kpathsea: Running MakeTeXPK cmbx25 300 300 1+0/300 localfont
        NTeX's MakeTeXPK
        Trying to create font cmbx25 (300dpi) at 300dpi (1+0/300) as localfont
        mv: replace `cmbx25.300pk', overriding mode 0644?

What should I do to prevent dvips from always regenerating its fonts

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Can anyone help?


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