[OS X TeX] Problem with dvips and shak(new)

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 31 18:31:24 EST 2004

On 12/31/04 4:09 PM, "Herb Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> Howdy,
> To help out Mauro Cereda with implementing the skak package and skaknew
> type1 fonts to print PGN formatted chess games with LaTeX I dowloaded them
> and have installed them on my machine. I've got most things going under
> pdflatex but need to go the latex+ghostscript route to use a few of the
> features that need pstricks (Once I get that working I'll try to add \ifpdf
> testing and use pdftricks but one thing at a time). The file compiles fine
> under altpdflatex but dvips has a problem and I get the console output:
> ### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips -R -Poutline  -o
> /tmp/altpdflatex.2526-1104530054/tuggame.ps tuggame.dvi
> This is dvips(k) 5.94b Copyright 2004 Radical Eye Software
> (www.radicaleye.com)
> ' TeX output 2004.12.31:1554' -> /tmp/altpdflatex.2526-1104530054/tuggame.ps
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips: ! Couldn't find
> header file SkakNew-Diagram
> ### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.2526-1104530054/tuggame.ps ().
> I'm not familiar with dvips since I usually go the pdflatex route. Is there
> something I haven't installed to use the SkakNew-Diagram font with dvips?
> Like I said, it works fine with pdflatex unless I try to use a feature that
> needs pstricks.
> The use of pstricks for the feature is buried in the skak package file so
> I'd like to straighten that out before hacking that part of the package.


It's actually worse than I thought. It has nothing to do with pstricks. The
same file that compiles fine under pdflatex gets the error above after the
.dvi file is successfully created and dvips is trying to convert that into
the .ps file using the altpdflatex ``engine.''

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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