[OS X TeX] eps/fonts problem with pdflatex

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Sat Oct 27 18:54:51 EDT 2007

Le 27 oct. 07 à 23:03, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> Am 27.10.2007 um 22:00 schrieb André Bellaïche:
>> With latex + ghostscript, I get the same output, but I get also  
>> the following messages:
>> /usr/texbin/dvips: Font Myriad-Roman used in file [...].eps is not  
>> in the mapping file.
>> /usr/texbin/dvips: Font Myriad-Italic used in file [...].eps is  
>> not in the mapping file.
>> I can hardly understand why tex takes care of these fonts: they  
>> are not used as input in TeX, there are only part of the  
>> illustration, and they should be transparent for TeX and TeX- 
>> related programs.
>> What do you think ?
> You write "latex + ghostscript." How comes dvips on the scene?

The first line of the file is:
%!TEX TS-program = latex

The first line on the console are:
### This is /usr/texbin/simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### /usr/texbin/latex Essai.tex
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
%&-line parsing enabled.

There is a first run of TeX, ended by
Output written on Essai.dvi (286 pages, 633044 bytes).
Transcript written on Essai.log.

Then there is a second run, beginning with

### /usr/texbin/dvips -R -Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdflatex. 
957-1193523574/Essai.ps Essai.dvi
This is dvips(k) 5.96 Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software  
' TeX output 2007.10.28:0019' -> /tmp/altpdflatex.957-1193523574/ 
/usr/texbin/dvips: Font Myriad-Bold used in file ./NEW/ 
HubbardFig02.eps is not in the mapping file.
/usr/texbin/dvips: Font Myriad-Bold used in file ./NEW/ 
HubbardFig02.eps is not in the mapping file.

followed by some font commands:  
<tex.pro><8r.enc><texps.pro><special.pro>. <mt2syt.pfb><mt2mit.pfb>
<lttbi8a.pfb><mt2bmif.pfb><mt2bmis.pfb> [...]

and ending with

277] [278] [279] [280] [281<./NEW/HubbardFig152.eps>] [282]
### ps2pdf13 /tmp/altpdflatex.957-1193523574/Essai.ps /tmp/ 
### Copying/moving pdf file /tmp/altpdflatex.957-1193523574/Essai.pdf  
to Essai.pdf
### Succesfully generated Essai.dvi and Essai.pdf

The same problems arises when I use pdflatex, but there is no second  
run, as the pdf files are made from the ps ones on the run, and no  
error messages.

>> What should I do?
> Tell us the exact commands that are used until the error occurs –  
> or throw the EPS files on TeXShop that they get converted to PDF  
> for simple inclusion with pdfLaTeX. Could be then Ghostscript would  
> need to know how the Myriad fonts can be found ...

Same problem.

> Preview would be another option for converting EPS to PDF.

No, Preview gets stuck. In fact, Preview gets stuck avery time I  
download a ps or eps file from the web.
> Have you tried simpdftex?

Yes! See above.
> 	simpdftex is a way to do pdf{e}{la}tex without having pdf{e}{la} 
> tex. It needs a
> 	working TeX environment and ghostscript. Since pdf{e}{la}tex  
> cannot handle
> 	insertion of .eps graphics, simpdftex gives an alternative. The  
> output for both
> 	systems is comparable.

I suppose everything comes with TeXLive + TeXShop.

Of course, there is a solution: to pixellize the image, using Photoshop.

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