Bug 66877 - ZapfDingbats not working
ZapfDingbats not working
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: 2002-06-17 17:52 EDT by chris
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-04 10:39:13 EDT
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Short LaTeX file using ZapfDingbats characters (119 bytes, text/plain)
2002-06-20 11:00 EDT, chris
no flags Details
DVI generated from dingsample.ltx (268 bytes, text/plain)
2002-06-20 11:01 EDT, chris
no flags Details

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Description chris 2002-06-17 17:52:49 EDT
I've just generated a document using latex which has \usepackage{pifont} at the
top, and then uses the \ding{nnn} command to generate characters from the
ZapfDingbats font.

The same document used to work fine under RedHat 7.2, but has now stopped
working - xdvi displaying the generated DVI file displays Courier (I think)
instead of the expected ZapfDingbats characters.

pdflatex on the same file generates a PDF with the correct fonts, though.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-06-20 06:23:01 EDT
Please attach an example file.  Thanks.
Comment 2 chris 2002-06-20 10:58:46 EDT
OK - I'll attach a short sample LaTeX source and the generated DVI file.

According to the psnfss docs, it should display as 4 different pairs of
scissors.  Having run latex on it on my machine, xdvi displays it as the
following four characters:  ! " # $

Comment 3 chris 2002-06-20 11:00:23 EDT
Created attachment 61844 [details]
Short LaTeX file using ZapfDingbats characters
Comment 4 chris 2002-06-20 11:01:52 EDT
Created attachment 61845 [details]
DVI generated from dingsample.ltx
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-06-20 11:08:28 EDT
The DVI file is fine---dvips converts it to a PS file containing scissors.  
Some xdvi problem.
Comment 6 chris 2002-06-21 11:12:43 EDT
Not on this machine, I'm afraid.  dvips converts it to a PS file containing
exactly the same four Courier characters (! " # $).
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-06-21 11:27:43 EDT
_That_ I can't reproduce.  Even your attached DVI converts to working PS for 
Comment 8 chris 2002-07-04 10:39:09 EDT
OK, problem solved - nothing to do with tetex specifically. ZapfDingbats is
missing from the urw-fonts package (there's an entry for d050000l.pfb in
/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1/fonts.dir, but the corresponding d050000l.* files
don't exist).  That's why ghostscript was substituting Courier instead.  Copying
those files from the urw-fonts distributed with RH 7.2 solves that problem.

For some reason I don't quite understand it also seems to have solved the xdvi
problem (after clearing out /var/lib/texmf and re-running xdvi).

I'll file a bug against urw-fonts.

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2002-07-04 11:59:19 EDT

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