[OS X TeX] More New MacTeX Packages

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Feb 12 06:55:46 EST 2007

On Feb 12, 2007, at 11:51 , Charles Doherty wrote:

> On 11 Feb 2007, at 15:01, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> Charles Doherty wrote:
>>> … aborts  when it encounters the Euro symbol.
>> Have you considered the political implications?
> I can't afford to go there!
>> Regards
>> --schremmer
> Dear Alain, Peter, Bruno and Gerben,
> Here is Taco's reply from the ConTeXt list for your interest.
>> No need for a test file, the problem is staightforward enough. The  
>> UTF
>> euro sign maps to the macro \texteuro, that then tries to find the  
>> best
>> suited glyph. Since EC encoding doesn't have a euro symbol, context
>> falls back to the marvosym font to provide one.
>> But the metric file ConTeXt knows that font by (fmvr8x) was deleted
>> from TeXLive, because the package (marvosym) that it belongs to has
>> been updated, and it switched to a new name for the metric file.
>> It is very likely they did not change *just* the name, but updated  
>> the
>> base font file as well, so simple name remapping probably will not  
>> work
>> anyway. We probably have to update the support macros for marvosym as
>> well (cc the dev-context list).
>> It is bad luck that the last-minute update to marvosym in texlive
>> breaks the marvosym support in context, but there is no way to fix
>> that any more.
>> Meanwhile, if you need a euro sign, it looks like you have to use
>> texnansi encoding.
>> Greetings, Taco

One more thing. Taco wrote later:

> Assuming the package still uses the same pfb
> (and I think so, because of the timestamp on CTAN), then this should
> work:
>   \definefontsynonym[fmvr8x][umvs]
>   \loadmapline[+][umvs MarVoSym <marvosym.pfb]
> But I cannot test that myself right now.


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