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

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun May 24 02:04:51 CEST 2009

    in recent texlive with kpfonts v3.02 all ff-Ligatures are missing in the
    .ps output when the 'Ppdf' option is used with dvips.
    It appears that this is due to character shifting enabled in config.pdf
    (option "G"). 

I confirm the bug and have removed the G from config.pdf.  I also wrote
a few words in dvips.texi about disrecommending it.

I doubt any old acrobats for which the workaround was intended are still
in use, and in any case, it seems fundamentally wrong to tinker with the
fonts in this way.


More information about the tex-live mailing list