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CTAN update: pkfix-helper

Date: October 24, 2010 7:12:01 AM CEST
This should be at your local mirror. Jim Hef{}feron Saint Michael's College .......................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: pkfix-helper Version number: 1.3 Author's name: Scott Pakin Location on CTAN: /support/pkfix-helper Summary description: Preprocess old PostScript files so pkfix can replace their fonts 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 1.3 introduces a --keep option to prevent specified bitmapped fonts from being replaced with vector fonts. This is useful for logos and other graphics that were created as single-character fonts. Version 1.3 also fixes a divide-by-zero error caused by forced fonts that match only on zero-width characters. Both the request for a --keep option and the bug report are due to Rogério Brito.
This package is at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/pkfix-helper . Information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/pkfix-helper (it may take a day for the information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . For your users group see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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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