[OS X TeX] Extremely weird bug in: dvips? ghostscript? lucida fonts?
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 2 10:48:14 EST 2004
On 2 apr 2004, at 17:14, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> After days learning the intricacies of hyperref, I am now facing an
> extremely weird bug of a different sort. A reduction is the following
> input file:
> This file uses Lucida Sans in upright and italic shapes. With pdfTeX
> everything typesets OK, but with dvips + ps2pdf it seems that every
> italic word containing the letter "é" triggers, for this word only,
> the use of a Type 3 version of the Lucida font.
[some more details of what is observed]
> I'm really at a loss for understanding what's happening. I would think
> a GhostScript bug, all the more since using the Panther Distiller
> instead of ps2pdf13 suppresses the problem. Or maybe an indirect
> consequence of a malformed Lucida font?
I've tried it with most combinations of latex+dvips+a distiller
(replace a distiller with Apple's pstopdf or ghostscript). I have
installed version "AFPL Ghostscript 8.00 (2002-11-21)" (AFAIK the most
recent gs 8 from i-Installer). I cannot reproduce this issue. I cannot
reach your ftp-site, but I'd like to test with your dvi-file and your
ps-file. Can you send me an off-list message?
> Is anybody with Lucida fonts able to reproduce this bug? Has any hints
> on a diagnosis?
What is your version of gs? (gs -version should tell). How did you
install Lucida? (I recall you have gotten Lucida with an older TeXtures
install, and translated the fonts over to present day TeX).
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