Bug 864711 - texlive generates unneeded/unwanted bitmap fonts
texlive generates unneeded/unwanted bitmap fonts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-09 19:56 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:21 EST (History)
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sample .tex file which is causing a generation of spurious bitmaps (784 bytes, text/plain)
2012-10-09 19:58 EDT, Michal Jaegermann
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2012-10-09 19:56:14 EDT
Description of problem:

texlive-2012 installs cm-super fonts by default so one would hope that they will be used in a preference to bitmap fonts.  Actually this is the case, to an extent, only if I am running a cyrillic sample then I see:

kpathsea: Running mktextfm labx1440
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input labx1440

and in a short order and trivial samples I end up in
~/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/ with an extra 372K in the following files:


plus an extra time it takes to generate that.  Curiously enough I eventually
see in log:

Output written on sample.pdf (1 page, 37175 bytes).

and 'pdffonts sample.pdf' show:
uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- ---------------- --- --- --- ---------
TSAQGP+SFBX1728                      Type 1            Custom           yes yes no      14  0
HNTONM+SFRM1200                      Type 1            Custom           yes yes no      15  0
GDVKRN+SFBX1440                      Type 1            Custom           yes yes no      16  0

so all that hullabaloo was for naught but why it happened in the first place?

How reproducible:
always with bimaps not yet generated

Additional info:
That does not seem to be new.  I see that same on texlive-2007 installation with additionally installed cm-super fonts;  I simply did not notice that right away as bitmaps were done before I added cm-super.
Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2012-10-09 19:58:14 EDT
Created attachment 624337 [details]
sample .tex file which is causing a generation of spurious bitmaps
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2012-10-10 04:25:31 EDT
I suspect is just a per-user font cache which speeds up the next compilation. Not really sure it is a bug. Better to say a feature.
Comment 3 Michal Jaegermann 2012-10-10 14:39:08 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> I suspect is just a per-user font cache which speeds up the next
> compilation. Not really sure it is a bug. Better to say a feature.

Generating bitmap files which will be not used for anythig save a prevention of doing that again does not strike me as overly useful; especially that they are stored in home directories so with a multiple users on one machine an amount of junk will multiply.  Maybe one can pass that for an annoyance without an obvious resolution, although I did not recall that nastinies with other Type 1 fonts, but calling that "a feature" looks to me like a big stretch.
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
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