CTAN Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

CTAN update: pkfix-helper

Date: April 13, 2009 10:34:44 AM CEST
the cambridge upload daemon's moving finger wrote: > ====================================================================== > > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: pkfix-helper > Author's name: Scott Pakin > Location on CTAN: support/pkfix-helper > Summary description: Make PostScript files produced by older dvips versions accessible to pkfix > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > 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. > > CHANGES IN VERSION 1.1: When producing font samples (TeX and > PostScript), pkfix-helper now knows how to break pages -- useful for > documents containing a large number of fonts. Thanks to Rogério Brito > for suggesting this feature. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/pkfix-helper.html (it will change minutely overnight tonight.) > or they may browse the package directory at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/pkfix-helper i have installed the update, and updated the catalogue repository. thanks for the upload. Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

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
Version1.5
Copyright2009–2020 Scott Pakin
MaintainerScott Pakin

Announcements

more

Guest Book Sitemap Contact Contact Author