[tex-live] Conflits in gsfonts packge and tex-live distro

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 19 19:30:31 CEST 2009

Hi all,

When having texlive 2008 distro installed and gsfonts and gsfonts-x11
(both Ubuntu) installed, some conflicts arise. My fontconfig is
correctly configured and includes all fonts from texlive next to the
fonts installed via Ubuntu.

1) Names of pfb files are not identical between gsfonts(-x11) and
texlive. According to the version numbers inside he fonts, texlive is
lagging behind with version 1.05, where gsfonts is at 1.06. Can texlive
be upgraded and rename its files?

Because texlive has its own independent upgrade manager it should be
able to upgrade faster than official Ubuntu packages. Note that the ttf
and otf files shipped with texlive are of newer version than the ones
shipped with Ubuntu.

2) gsfonts comes with a defoma hint file, which refers to gsfont pfb
file names, texlive does not ship with a defoma hint file. Can texlive
also be shipped with its own defome hint files?



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