[OS X TeX] Different LaTeX interaction modes
bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Oct 9 18:52:23 EDT 2007
Le 9 oct. 07 à 23:31, Paul Mantz a écrit :
> I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. I am rendering .png files
> for web display using LaTeX, and I am rendering them in the following
> .tex to .dvi (latex)
> .dvi to .png (dvipng)
That makes sense. Due to lack of familiarity with English computer
jargon, I had interpreted web-graphic rendering as "rendering on
screen PNG graphics found on web pages", and I couldn't figure out
where LaTeX came in within the picture.
> I mentioned ricoh only because I thought my problem might be
> associated to the modes, but that makes no sense in retrospect.
> However, I am wondering why kpathsea is not loading my fonts for
> dvipng, but is for latex. Does anyone have any insight into that?
> There's no mention of dvipng in texmf.cnf, so what is its include path
> most resemble?
The man page for dvipng contains:
Enable/disable FreeType font rendering (default on). This
available if the FreeType2 font library was present at
time. If this is the case, dvipng will have direct
PostScript Type1 and TrueType fonts internally, rather
gsftopk for rendering the fonts. If you have PostScript
Computer Modern installed, there will be no need to generate
bitmapped variants on disk of these. Then, you can render
different (and unusual) resolutions without cluttering
with lots of bitmapped fonts. Note that if you have both
and T1lib on your system, FreeType will be preferred by
you for some reason would want to use T1lib rendering,
This seems to mean that, for dvipng to use PostScript fonts directly,
it needs to be compiled with FreeType support. I suppose the dvipng
within TeXLive was compiled this way, but it might be worth checking
(I have no idea how).
Hope this helps though,
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