Bug 66721 - dvips -Ppdf makes strange characters for ligatures
dvips -Ppdf makes strange characters for ligatures
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-06-14 07:17 EDT by Jeremy Sanders
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Description Jeremy Sanders 2002-06-14 07:17:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
If the times package is used for a latex document, then ligature characters (fi,
fl...) get converted to strange characters if the dvips -Ppdf option is used to
make a postscript file (to later convert to pdf).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a latex document using fl and fi in the text
2. Use the times package
3. $ latex test.tex
4. $ dvips -Ppdf test.dvi
5. $ gv test.ps

Actual Results:  Weird characters

Expected Results:  Normal ligatures.

Additional info:

Example latex document:


flash in the pan. \emph{flash in the pan}.

first I will do this. \emph{first I will do this}.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-06-14 08:36:11 EDT
As a workaround comment out 'G' in /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config.pdf.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-07-08 04:44:58 EDT
In fact using the option '-G0' is the easier way to do this.  I think that a newer dvips may fix 
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-07-30 07:33:03 EDT
This seems to work normally now in tetex-2.0.2.

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