Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84868
marvosym font broken
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:31 EDT
The font wich provides the euro symbol seems broken (or
otherwise gs is broken). This is quite problematic, since one can
no longer print the euro symbol in TeX.
This is the error I get when trying to view a file using the
euro symbol with xdvi:
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode cx --bdpi 300 --ma
g 1+60/300 --dpi 360 fmvr8x
mktexpk: Running gsftopk fmvr8x 360
gsftopk(k) version 1.17/705
[0gs: Error: /undefined in Â¶jÂ´Â¯ÂºÃv
gs: Operand stack:
gs: --dict:8/12(L)-- --dict:8/12(L)-- Private --dict:13/16(L)-- --dic
t:8/12(L)-- CharStrings --dict:205/206(L)-- n (\020\2771py\311\2552\316\
gs: Execution stack:
gs: %interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostring
val-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval--
--nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1 3 %oparray_pop 1
3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop .runexec2 --nostringval--
--nostringval-- --nostringval -- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval--
--nostringval-- 2 3 %oparray_po p --nostringval--
--nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval--
gs: Dictionary stack:
gs: --dict:1050/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:112/200(L)-- --di
ct:1050/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:13/16(L)-- --dict:205/206(L)--
gs: Current allocation mode is local
GNU Ghostscript 7.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
Premature end of file
grep: fmvr8x.log: No such file or directory
mktexpk: `gsftopk fmvr8x 360' failed to make fmvr8x.360pk.
Just did some further investigations. Here is my sample tex file
1) 8.0 works
2) Using /usr/share/texmf/fonts/tfm/public/marvosym/fmvr8x.tfm from 8.0
produces the same gs error.
So maybe this is a bug in gs after all.
Still present in 9. This brings the euro support in redhat linux to an
all time low;-(
Seems to work in ghostscript-7.06-1 in rawhide.
No, I still get the same error.
I found that it is in the marvosym package. Including the eurosym package, I get
quite a nice euro symbol. (You can leave marvosym in too). The euro symbol also
shows up in postscript files with ggv.
I have also been experimenting with unicode support, to replace the isolatin1
support I used to use on older set-ups. This works quite nicely for me:
\euro abcd â¬ Ã© Ã³ Ã± Â¡
I also had to add a Multi_key to input niceties such as the euro symbol and
the spanish inverted exclamation mark, edited my .gkbd_default.xmm for that,
and am using the keyboard switcher to switch this on and off.
each new version of redhat needs new tricks!
Thanks for reporting the bug, the bug information really helped me with my
search for euro support.
(now I hope the above accented symbols get in)
Perhaps it is the new tetex that fixes it then. These:
were both produced on a current rawhide system. Both have euro symbols.
Checked this, and you are right, the euro symbol is displayed with the rawhide
tetex package tetex-2.0.2-5.i386.rpm
However, ucs.sty is not included in that tetex. What is the replacement?
Or should I open a new bug?
The statement about the fact that your docbook stuff displays a euro symbol is
not really helpful. Gerald and I both supplied a sample latex file, one with a
broken and one with a working euro symbol. The docbook scripts use yet another
method to generate the dvi file, with pure tex, no latex, so they are likely to
be unaffected by the bug.
See bug #71498.
Point taken about DocBook -> PDF.
ghostscript-7.05-32.1 still produces the same error (and so does
ghostscript-7.06-1). Using eurosym instead of marvosym, produces
a working euro sign, but all the other symbols provided by marvosym
are still broken.
Gerald: even with the rawhide tetex? Are you using \euro etc? Your test case
from comment #1 works fine for me with rawhide tetex/ghostscript.
Confirmed. Works now. Thanks.