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CTAN Update: pkfix-helper

Date: June 13, 2011 10:00:03 PM CEST
On Sun, 12 Jun 2011 Scott Pakin submitted an update to the pkfix-helper package. Summary description: Make older 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. Thanks to M. S. Dousti's help testing pkfix-helper, version 1.4 of pkfix-helper accepts a much wider set of PostScript files than its predecessors. If a previous version of pkfix-helper failed to convert some PostScript file you fed it, please try again with this new version of pkfix-helper. In addition to increased robustness, pkfix-helper extends its --force option to allow wildcards for both the font name and font scale. For example, if you know that bitmapped font Fj corresponds to cmsy but you don't know the font size or scale, you can specify "--force=Fj=cmsy*@*" to let pkfix-helper determine likely values.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/pkfix-helper . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/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 Rainer Schöpf

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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