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CTAN update: pkfix-helper

Date: August 9, 2009 1:24:42 PM CEST
On Saturday, 8 August 2009, Scott Pakin submitted an update to the pkfix-helper package. It should soon be at your favorite mirror. Location on CTAN: /support/pkfix-helper Summary description: Make PostScript files accessible to pkfix License type: lppl Announcement text:
pkfix is a useful utility for replacing resolution-dependent bitmapped fonts in a dvips-produced PostScript file with the corresponding resolution-independent vector fonts. Unfortunately, pkfix needs to parse certain PostScript comments that appear only in files produced by dvips versions later than 5.58 (ca. 1996); it fails to work on PostScript files produced by older versions of dvips. pkfix-helper is a program that attempts to insert newer-dvips comments into an older-dvips PostScript file, thereby making the file suitable for processing by pkfix. pkfix-helper can sometimes process documents fully autonomously but does require the user to verify and, if needed, correct its decisions. Version 1.2 of pkfix-helper provides a --cache option that can speed up the processing of multiple PostScript files by analyzing TFM font metrics once, storing the results in a specified cache file, and reusing that cache file on subsequent runs. This feature was requested by M. S. Dousti. The accompanying encoding-samples.pdf document, which shows samples of various TeX font encodings to help a user identify obscure document fonts, has been enhanced to include samples of eufm10, msam10, msbm10, wasy10, ptmr8r, cmtex10, and stmary10. This enhancement was requested by Rogério Brito.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/pkfix-helper . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=pkfix-helper (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team, Joachim Schrod

pkfix-helper – Make PostScript files accessible to pkfix

Pkfix is a useful utility for replacing resolution-dependent bitmapped fonts in a dvips-produced PostScript file with the corresponding resolution-independent vector fonts. Unfortunately, pkfix needs to parse certain PostScript comments that appear only in files produced by dvips versions later than 5.58 (ca. 1996); it fails to work on PostScript files produced by older versions of dvips.

Pkfix-helper is a program that attempts to insert newer-dvips comments into an older-dvips PostScript file, thereby making the file suitable for processing by pkfix. pkfix-helper can sometimes process documents fully autonomously but does require the user to verify and, if needed, correct its decisions.

Packagepkfix-helper
Version1.4
Copyright2009 Scott Pakin
MaintainerScott Pakin

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