[tex-live] Missing Ligatures after 'dvips -Ppdf'

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon May 4 12:03:17 CEST 2009

Am Mon, 4 May 2009 11:08:03 +0200 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:

> Character shifting CANNOT break ligatures. 

It does in this case. Ligatures are characters and if you can loose
a char by character shifting it is naturally also possible that a
ligature is affected. The ff-ligature is (in the kpfonts) in font
jkpmne at position '013. You only need to run nfssfont to generate a
table for this font and compare the result of dvips -G1 with dvips
-G0 to see that most of the chars in the first two lines are
missing. The ffi is also affected, while fi (which is not in the
problematic region) works fine. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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