Bug 68472 - dvips: enable use of Postscript fonts by default
dvips: enable use of Postscript fonts by default
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-07-10 10:59 EDT by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.x
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Last Closed: 2003-05-30 05:23:58 EDT
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Description Rex Dieter 2002-07-10 10:59:32 EDT
I request that tetex default to using Postscript fonts by default, if 
available, instead of preferring metafont's pk(bitmap) fonts.  This yields 
higher quality (scalable) default postscript output (which looks much, much 
better when viewed onscreen). 
 
Minor drawback, ps file output is usually larger. 
 
To do this, modify texmf/dvips/config/updmap, and set: 
type1_default=true 
(and rerun the updmap, if necessary). 
 
We've been running tetex here using ps fonts like this for about a year, and 
it had made our users happy (and I no longer have to explain why their ps file 
output looked crappy when viewed onscreen).  (-:
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2003-05-30 05:23:58 EDT
In tetex 2.x (current Rawhide has 2.0.2) dvips uses pfb fonts by default.

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