[tex-live] Bug report, font files with wrong suffix

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Mon May 18 17:03:39 CEST 2009

Hi all,

Here is a minor bug report regarding font files with wrong suffix. they
have the suffix .pfb (Printer File Binary) are sometimes ASCII version
and should be called .pfa (Printer File ASCII).

One can find them like this
$ cd /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/fonts/type1
$ find . -name '*.pfb' -exec file {} \;|grep -v '1 font program data'

All the files with file type:
  PostScript document text
should be renamed to .pfa

The ones I found are:
  ./public/archaic/givbc10.pfb: PostScript document text
  ./public/archaic/etr10.pfb: PostScript document text

All the files with file type:
  8086 relocatable (Microsoft)
should be recognised as:
  PostScript Type 1 font program data
this might be a bug in the 'file' application or something is wrong
within file (perhaps the details of the magic string).

I hope these bugs can be fixed.



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