[tex-live] updmap and TEXMFHOME

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Sun Dec 5 15:28:53 CET 2010

Am Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:40:34 +0100 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:

>> I understand what Ulrike means. Imagine that I have an "improved"
>> version of PFB filesand I want to tes them using the same TFM
>> files. I do not want to install them because I am not sure that I
>> want to use them in all document. I therefore add \pdfmapline or
>> \pdfmapfile to the beginning of the document.

> Ok, I didn't consider this case.  I recently did it the other way
> round: I created new metrics for Bitstream Charter and thus had a
> renamed tfm file.
> But if this all is about testing, a simple solution is to load the .fd
> files before setting \pdfmapline in the preamble.  They won't be
> overwritten later.

Yes I meant the case that someone would like to change the
pdfmap-entries, but I didn't thought only about testing. I also
thought about settings like dvipsPreferOutline, dvipsDownloadBase35
and LW35 in updmap.cfg. Do you really think that a user who wants to
use the adobe fonts instead of the urw fonts should be forced to add
some code to every document?

Ulrike Fischer 

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