[metapost] Strange infont results

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Mon Jul 11 17:23:59 CEST 2005

Daniel H. Luecking schrieb:

> Just to point out: pcrr8r (note the last "r") is not Adobe Standard
> Encoding. It is "TeXBase1Encoding" and (for some characters) a
> re-encoding is required. Metapost doesn't do re-encoding,

Admittedly, I'm a bit lost within all the different stages of font
handling and procesing. So I've taken this as a warning using pcrr8r in
MetaPost is not save in general. But would pcrr mean pcrr8a or pcrr8r or
something else?

> though dvips
> and pdftex will if the MP output is included in a .tex document.

Would it be save to process a file by mptopdf, too?

> Courier in the Adobe standard encoding is pcrr8a, but using that will
> not bring up Courier if prologues is > 0 because there is no name
> mapping in psfonts.map for pcrr8a. It would also likely cause dvips and
> pdftex problems as well.

Are there good reasons not to include those map file entries by default?

Stephan Hennig

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