Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Manolo Martí­nez

Hi,

Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add 
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as the pointed 
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah...


The figure box in the float is too small for that -and everything you 
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main 
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.


Thanks
Manolo


RE: Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW
 
Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place
to add explanations to a figure? A longish list of things
such as the pointed line means blah, and the blue square
stands for blah...

The figure box in the float is too small for that 

How can it be too small ? I can put a work by Shakespeare in it.

-and everything you put in there appears in the figure index.

Then you should try Insert-Short Title in the caption of the float. Only the 
text within this opt inset will be put in the figure index. In this way, you 
can have a brief description in the figure index (list).

I could do it in the main text, but I'd rather make sure that
it is just beside the float.

So, I would put everything you need to understand the figure in the caption. 
Any explanation, reasoning, conclusions, remarks, details etc. in the main text.

Thanks
Manolo

Vincent


Re: Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Manolo Martí­nez schrieb:

Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add 
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as the pointed 
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah...


The figure box in the float is too small for that -and everything you 
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main 
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.


That depends on your topic. For example in physics everything is written to the caption of the 
figure. The result are figures with huge captions. For engineers it is quite the opposite: the 
caption only contains a short description of the image, all explanations and details are given in 
the main text of the document.


regards Uwe


Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Manolo Martí­nez

Hi,

Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add 
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as the pointed 
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah...


The figure box in the float is too small for that -and everything you 
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main 
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.


Thanks
Manolo


RE: Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW
 
Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place
to add explanations to a figure? A longish list of things
such as the pointed line means blah, and the blue square
stands for blah...

The figure box in the float is too small for that 

How can it be too small ? I can put a work by Shakespeare in it.

-and everything you put in there appears in the figure index.

Then you should try Insert-Short Title in the caption of the float. Only the 
text within this opt inset will be put in the figure index. In this way, you 
can have a brief description in the figure index (list).

I could do it in the main text, but I'd rather make sure that
it is just beside the float.

So, I would put everything you need to understand the figure in the caption. 
Any explanation, reasoning, conclusions, remarks, details etc. in the main text.

Thanks
Manolo

Vincent


Re: Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Manolo Martí­nez schrieb:

Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add 
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as the pointed 
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah...


The figure box in the float is too small for that -and everything you 
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main 
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.


That depends on your topic. For example in physics everything is written to the caption of the 
figure. The result are figures with huge captions. For engineers it is quite the opposite: the 
caption only contains a short description of the image, all explanations and details are given in 
the main text of the document.


regards Uwe


Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Manolo Martí­nez

Hi,

Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add 
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as "the pointed 
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah"...


The "figure" box in the float is too small for that -and everything you 
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main 
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.


Thanks
Manolo


RE: Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW
 
>Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place
>to add explanations to a figure? A longish list of things
>such as "the pointed line means blah, and the blue square
>stands for blah"...
>
>The "figure" box in the float is too small for that 

How can it be too small ? I can put a work by Shakespeare in it.

>-and everything you put in there appears in the figure index.

Then you should try "Insert->Short Title" in the caption of the float. Only the 
text within this "opt" inset will be put in the figure index. In this way, you 
can have a brief description in the figure index (list).

>I could do it in the main text, but I'd rather make sure that
>it is just beside the float.

So, I would put everything you need to understand the figure in the caption. 
Any explanation, reasoning, conclusions, remarks, details etc. in the main text.

>Thanks
>Manolo

Vincent


Re: Figure key

2009-09-09 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Manolo Martí­nez schrieb:

Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add 
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as "the pointed 
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah"...


The "figure" box in the float is too small for that -and everything you 
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main 
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.


That depends on your topic. For example in physics everything is written to the caption of the 
figure. The result are figures with huge captions. For engineers it is quite the opposite: the 
caption only contains a short description of the image, all explanations and details are given in 
the main text of the document.


regards Uwe


Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font solved

2005-11-04 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:



As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. 
Not knowing any better, I had installed the font to 
'/usr/local/share/texmf/' rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed 
that installation, rehashed, and carried out the instructions I 
mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, 
from the comand line and lyx.


Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf 
path,


Dave




Nope, it's still broken on my system.  I'd done all the installation 
things (actually, MiKTeX did it all for me, except updating the .map 
file), everything was in the right place, and Metafont was finding the 
ifgeo10.mf file ok but choking on something in it (or in something it 
subsequently loaded).  I tried downloading the ifsym package direct from 
CTAN, in case the MiKTeX version had a defective file in it, but no joy.


On the other hand, I don't really need the ifsym fonts, so no harm done. 
 But I remain confused (my natural state).


Paul





Follow-up (mainly for the archives): the problem at my end was a 
MiKTeX-specific issue.  Somewhere along the line, I did an update that 
loaded a newer version of the MiKTeX base.  Turns out I needed to 
execute MiKTeX Options - General - Format files - Update Now, after 
which font generation worked.





Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font solved

2005-11-04 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:



As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. 
Not knowing any better, I had installed the font to 
'/usr/local/share/texmf/' rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed 
that installation, rehashed, and carried out the instructions I 
mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, 
from the comand line and lyx.


Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf 
path,


Dave




Nope, it's still broken on my system.  I'd done all the installation 
things (actually, MiKTeX did it all for me, except updating the .map 
file), everything was in the right place, and Metafont was finding the 
ifgeo10.mf file ok but choking on something in it (or in something it 
subsequently loaded).  I tried downloading the ifsym package direct from 
CTAN, in case the MiKTeX version had a defective file in it, but no joy.


On the other hand, I don't really need the ifsym fonts, so no harm done. 
 But I remain confused (my natural state).


Paul





Follow-up (mainly for the archives): the problem at my end was a 
MiKTeX-specific issue.  Somewhere along the line, I did an update that 
loaded a newer version of the MiKTeX base.  Turns out I needed to 
execute MiKTeX Options - General - Format files - Update Now, after 
which font generation worked.





Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-04 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:



As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. 
Not knowing any better, I had installed the font to 
'/usr/local/share/texmf/' rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed 
that installation, rehashed, and carried out the instructions I 
mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, 
from the comand line and lyx.


Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf 
path,


Dave




Nope, it's still broken on my system.  I'd done all the installation 
things (actually, MiKTeX did it all for me, except updating the .map 
file), everything was in the right place, and Metafont was finding the 
ifgeo10.mf file ok but choking on something in it (or in something it 
subsequently loaded).  I tried downloading the ifsym package direct from 
CTAN, in case the MiKTeX version had a defective file in it, but no joy.


On the other hand, I don't really need the ifsym fonts, so no harm done. 
 But I remain confused (my natural state).


Paul





Follow-up (mainly for the archives): the problem at my end was a 
MiKTeX-specific issue.  Somewhere along the line, I did an update that 
loaded a newer version of the MiKTeX base.  Turns out I needed to 
execute MiKTeX Options -> General -> Format files -> Update Now, after 
which font generation worked.





Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font solved

2005-11-02 Thread David Wolfson
Stephen,

On Wednesday 02 November 2005 04:07, Stephen Harris wrote:
 I downloaded the entire zip package and installed it in /usr/ifsym
 since I wasn't sure what the proper path was. I copied texmf.dvi,
 the test file, to the same directory. Then ran xdvi texmf.dvi and
 in displayed properly. Before getting the ifsym package I got the
 same error message you did. So it should work once the paths are
 ok. So it is a relief to know the package isn't broken.
As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. Not 
knowing any better, I had installed the font to '/usr/local/share/texmf/' 
rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed that installation, rehashed, and 
carried out the instructions I mentioned earlier in the thread:
http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, from the 
comand line and lyx.

Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf path,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font solved

2005-11-02 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:



As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. Not 
knowing any better, I had installed the font to '/usr/local/share/texmf/' 
rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed that installation, rehashed, and 
carried out the instructions I mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, from the 
comand line and lyx.


Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf path,

Dave




Nope, it's still broken on my system.  I'd done all the installation 
things (actually, MiKTeX did it all for me, except updating the .map 
file), everything was in the right place, and Metafont was finding the 
ifgeo10.mf file ok but choking on something in it (or in something it 
subsequently loaded).  I tried downloading the ifsym package direct from 
CTAN, in case the MiKTeX version had a defective file in it, but no joy.


On the other hand, I don't really need the ifsym fonts, so no harm done. 
 But I remain confused (my natural state).


Paul




Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font solved

2005-11-02 Thread David Wolfson
Stephen,

On Wednesday 02 November 2005 04:07, Stephen Harris wrote:
 I downloaded the entire zip package and installed it in /usr/ifsym
 since I wasn't sure what the proper path was. I copied texmf.dvi,
 the test file, to the same directory. Then ran xdvi texmf.dvi and
 in displayed properly. Before getting the ifsym package I got the
 same error message you did. So it should work once the paths are
 ok. So it is a relief to know the package isn't broken.
As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. Not 
knowing any better, I had installed the font to '/usr/local/share/texmf/' 
rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed that installation, rehashed, and 
carried out the instructions I mentioned earlier in the thread:
http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, from the 
comand line and lyx.

Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf path,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font solved

2005-11-02 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:



As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. Not 
knowing any better, I had installed the font to '/usr/local/share/texmf/' 
rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed that installation, rehashed, and 
carried out the instructions I mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, from the 
comand line and lyx.


Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf path,

Dave




Nope, it's still broken on my system.  I'd done all the installation 
things (actually, MiKTeX did it all for me, except updating the .map 
file), everything was in the right place, and Metafont was finding the 
ifgeo10.mf file ok but choking on something in it (or in something it 
subsequently loaded).  I tried downloading the ifsym package direct from 
CTAN, in case the MiKTeX version had a defective file in it, but no joy.


On the other hand, I don't really need the ifsym fonts, so no harm done. 
 But I remain confused (my natural state).


Paul




Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-02 Thread David Wolfson
Stephen,

On Wednesday 02 November 2005 04:07, Stephen Harris wrote:
> I downloaded the entire zip package and installed it in /usr/ifsym
> since I wasn't sure what the proper path was. I copied texmf.dvi,
> the test file, to the same directory. Then ran "xdvi texmf.dvi" and
> in displayed properly. Before getting the ifsym package I got the
> same error message you did. So it should work once the paths are
> ok. So it is a relief to know the package isn't broken.
As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. Not 
knowing any better, I had installed the font to '/usr/local/share/texmf/' 
rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed that installation, rehashed, and 
carried out the instructions I mentioned earlier in the thread:
http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, from the 
comand line and lyx.

Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf path,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-02 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:



As soon as I read this I realised that it was probably a path problem. Not 
knowing any better, I had installed the font to '/usr/local/share/texmf/' 
rather than '/usr/share/texmf/'. I removed that installation, rehashed, and 
carried out the instructions I mentioned earlier in the thread:

http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

Another 'texhash' and and all is well; dvis and pdfs display find, from the 
comand line and lyx.


Paul - I hope this solves the problem for you too...

Thanks for solving the problem and educating in the ways of the texmf path,

Dave




Nope, it's still broken on my system.  I'd done all the installation 
things (actually, MiKTeX did it all for me, except updating the .map 
file), everything was in the right place, and Metafont was finding the 
ifgeo10.mf file ok but choking on something in it (or in something it 
subsequently loaded).  I tried downloading the ifsym package direct from 
CTAN, in case the MiKTeX version had a defective file in it, but no joy.


On the other hand, I don't really need the ifsym fonts, so no harm done. 
 But I remain confused (my natural state).


Paul




Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread David Wolfson
On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 David Wolfson wrote:
 Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
 triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

 LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
 font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
 discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
 directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
 files.  

This is the conclusion I was coming to last night. 

 You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
 out why metafont is failing.

Good idea - I've just done this here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/8bfbc83797cdb706/f5531355b8a93b38?hl=en#f5531355b8a93b38

If you want to follow any replies. 

I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night.


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/8bfbc83797cdb706/f5531355b8a93b38?hl=en#f5531355b8a93b38

If you want to follow any replies.

I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave





- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,



Hello David,

I was looking at this thread and it stirred my curiousity. It seems
that there is a problem when the metafont is used instead of the .tfm

I looked at my Windows Miktex installation (even though you use Linux)
C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\public\ifsym  and found the following fonts:
Directory of C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\public\ifsym

11/01/2005  05:15 PMDIR  .
11/01/2005  05:15 PMDIR  ..
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   768 ifclk10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   768 ifclkb10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   632 ifgeo10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   632 ifgeob10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeobn10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeobw10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeon10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeow10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsym10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymb10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymbi10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymi10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   380 ifwea10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   380 ifweab10.tfm

So I took your example file posted on comp.text.tex

Wolfson wrote: and if I run latex on a simple file:

\documentclass{article}


\usepackage[geometry]{ifsym}


\begin{document}


\Circle


\SquareShadowA


\FilledTriangleUp


\end{document}

--- 


Wolfson continued:
I get no errors and a dvi file produced. The problem is when I try to
view the output. When I open the output file with xdvi I get the
following error:
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600
--dpi 600 ifgeo10
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.



SH: So I pasted your example input into a text editor and saved it as 
texmf.tex Then I ran latex texmf.tex from the command line, producing the 
following information:


This is e-TeX, Version 3.141592-2.2 (MiKTeX 2.4)
entering extended mode
(texmf.tex
LaTeX2e 2003/12/01
Babel v3.8g and hyphenation patterns for english, french, german,
ngerman, du
mylang, nohyphenation, loaded.
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\base\article.cls
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\base\size10.clo))
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\ifsym\ifsym.sty
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\tools\calc.sty)) (texmf.aux)
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\ifsym\uifgeo.fd) [1] (texmf.aux) )
Output written on texmf.dvi (1 page, 280 bytes).
Transcript written on texmf.log.

SH: So Yap is the default viewer on Windows not xdvi.  The 3 geometry files 
were displayed properly. I attach texmf.dvi. I will also test it on my 
Fedora installation with xdvi next. I also tested this with another Windows 
viewer, WinDvi, and it failed to display giving a metafont related error.


Regards,

Stephen


texmf.dvi
Description: Binary data


texmf.aux
Description: Binary data


Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.  


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night. 


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
 I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave



I downloaded the entire zip package and installed it in /usr/ifsym
since I wasn't sure what the proper path was. I copied texmf.dvi,
the test file, to the same directory. Then ran xdvi texmf.dvi and
in displayed properly. Before getting the ifsym package I got the
same error message you did. So it should work once the paths are 
ok. So it is a relief to know the package isn't broken.


www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/*ifsym*/


[EMAIL PROTECTED] ifsym]# ls /usr/ifsym
ifclk10.mf   ifgeobn10.mf  ifsym10.mfifsym.ps texmf.dvi  uifwea.fd
ifclkb10.mf  ifgeobw10.mf  ifsymb10.mf   ifsym.styuifblk.fd
ifclk.genifgeo.gen ifsymbi10.mf  ifwea10.mf   uifclk.fd
ifgeo10.mf   ifgeon10.mf   ifsym.gen ifweab10.mf  uifgeo.fd
ifgeob10.mf  ifgeow10.mf   ifsymi10.mf   ifwea.genuifsym.fd
[EMAIL PROTECTED] ifsym]# xdvi texmf.dvi
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 
ifgeo10
mktexpk: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+0/600; 
nonstopmode; input ifgeo10

This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)

(/usr/ifsym/ifgeo10.mf (/usr/ifsym/ifgeo.gen [32] [48] [64] [80] [96] [112]
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [33] [49] [65] [81] [97] [113] [34] [50] [66] [82] [98]
[114] [35] [51] [67] [83] [99] [115] [36] [52] [68] [84] [100] [116] [37]
[53] [69] [85] [101] [117] [38] [54] [70] [86] [102] [118] [47] [63] [79]
[95] [111] [127] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [13] [14] [15] [26] [27] [28] [29]
[30] [31] ) )
Font metrics written on ifgeo10.tfm.
Output written on ifgeo10.600gf (67 characters, 15848 bytes).
Transcript written on ifgeo10.log.
mktexpk: /usr/ifsym/ifgeo10.600pk: successfully generated.
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion


SH: Still the geometric figures were displayed ok. Regards





Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: Stephen Harris [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font




- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night.

You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
 I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave





I did a search on Google and found this pattern.

texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclk.gen
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclk10.mf
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclkb10.mf
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifgeo.gen
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifgeo10.mf

texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeo10.tfm
texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeob10.tfm
texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeobn10.tfm
etc.

So on my linux distro texmf was under
/usr/share/texmf
so I copied ifsym.zip to the respective /public
directories and unzipped ifsym.zip. This will
create the ifsym directory if it doesn't exist
and put all the contents of ifsym.zip into it.

Then from the ./.../ifsym directory I ran
texconfig
which opens a menu window
and I chose REHASH
and now it seems to work to display the correct geom
symbols, xdvi *.dvi from any directory I tested. Only
saw one .tfm font so far, that matched with ifgeo10.tfm

Regards,
Stephen




Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread David Wolfson
On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 David Wolfson wrote:
 Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
 triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

 LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
 font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
 discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
 directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
 files.  

This is the conclusion I was coming to last night. 

 You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
 out why metafont is failing.

Good idea - I've just done this here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/8bfbc83797cdb706/f5531355b8a93b38?hl=en#f5531355b8a93b38

If you want to follow any replies. 

I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night.


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/8bfbc83797cdb706/f5531355b8a93b38?hl=en#f5531355b8a93b38

If you want to follow any replies.

I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave





- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,



Hello David,

I was looking at this thread and it stirred my curiousity. It seems
that there is a problem when the metafont is used instead of the .tfm

I looked at my Windows Miktex installation (even though you use Linux)
C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\public\ifsym  and found the following fonts:
Directory of C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\public\ifsym

11/01/2005  05:15 PMDIR  .
11/01/2005  05:15 PMDIR  ..
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   768 ifclk10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   768 ifclkb10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   632 ifgeo10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   632 ifgeob10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeobn10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeobw10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeon10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeow10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsym10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymb10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymbi10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymi10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   380 ifwea10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   380 ifweab10.tfm

So I took your example file posted on comp.text.tex

Wolfson wrote: and if I run latex on a simple file:

\documentclass{article}


\usepackage[geometry]{ifsym}


\begin{document}


\Circle


\SquareShadowA


\FilledTriangleUp


\end{document}

--- 


Wolfson continued:
I get no errors and a dvi file produced. The problem is when I try to
view the output. When I open the output file with xdvi I get the
following error:
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600
--dpi 600 ifgeo10
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.



SH: So I pasted your example input into a text editor and saved it as 
texmf.tex Then I ran latex texmf.tex from the command line, producing the 
following information:


This is e-TeX, Version 3.141592-2.2 (MiKTeX 2.4)
entering extended mode
(texmf.tex
LaTeX2e 2003/12/01
Babel v3.8g and hyphenation patterns for english, french, german,
ngerman, du
mylang, nohyphenation, loaded.
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\base\article.cls
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\base\size10.clo))
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\ifsym\ifsym.sty
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\tools\calc.sty)) (texmf.aux)
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\ifsym\uifgeo.fd) [1] (texmf.aux) )
Output written on texmf.dvi (1 page, 280 bytes).
Transcript written on texmf.log.

SH: So Yap is the default viewer on Windows not xdvi.  The 3 geometry files 
were displayed properly. I attach texmf.dvi. I will also test it on my 
Fedora installation with xdvi next. I also tested this with another Windows 
viewer, WinDvi, and it failed to display giving a metafont related error.


Regards,

Stephen


texmf.dvi
Description: Binary data


texmf.aux
Description: Binary data


Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.  


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night. 


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
 I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave



I downloaded the entire zip package and installed it in /usr/ifsym
since I wasn't sure what the proper path was. I copied texmf.dvi,
the test file, to the same directory. Then ran xdvi texmf.dvi and
in displayed properly. Before getting the ifsym package I got the
same error message you did. So it should work once the paths are 
ok. So it is a relief to know the package isn't broken.


www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/*ifsym*/


[EMAIL PROTECTED] ifsym]# ls /usr/ifsym
ifclk10.mf   ifgeobn10.mf  ifsym10.mfifsym.ps texmf.dvi  uifwea.fd
ifclkb10.mf  ifgeobw10.mf  ifsymb10.mf   ifsym.styuifblk.fd
ifclk.genifgeo.gen ifsymbi10.mf  ifwea10.mf   uifclk.fd
ifgeo10.mf   ifgeon10.mf   ifsym.gen ifweab10.mf  uifgeo.fd
ifgeob10.mf  ifgeow10.mf   ifsymi10.mf   ifwea.genuifsym.fd
[EMAIL PROTECTED] ifsym]# xdvi texmf.dvi
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 
ifgeo10
mktexpk: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+0/600; 
nonstopmode; input ifgeo10

This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)

(/usr/ifsym/ifgeo10.mf (/usr/ifsym/ifgeo.gen [32] [48] [64] [80] [96] [112]
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [33] [49] [65] [81] [97] [113] [34] [50] [66] [82] [98]
[114] [35] [51] [67] [83] [99] [115] [36] [52] [68] [84] [100] [116] [37]
[53] [69] [85] [101] [117] [38] [54] [70] [86] [102] [118] [47] [63] [79]
[95] [111] [127] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [13] [14] [15] [26] [27] [28] [29]
[30] [31] ) )
Font metrics written on ifgeo10.tfm.
Output written on ifgeo10.600gf (67 characters, 15848 bytes).
Transcript written on ifgeo10.log.
mktexpk: /usr/ifsym/ifgeo10.600pk: successfully generated.
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion


SH: Still the geometric figures were displayed ok. Regards





Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: Stephen Harris [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font




- Original Message - 
From: David Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night.

You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
 I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave





I did a search on Google and found this pattern.

texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclk.gen
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclk10.mf
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclkb10.mf
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifgeo.gen
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifgeo10.mf

texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeo10.tfm
texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeob10.tfm
texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeobn10.tfm
etc.

So on my linux distro texmf was under
/usr/share/texmf
so I copied ifsym.zip to the respective /public
directories and unzipped ifsym.zip. This will
create the ifsym directory if it doesn't exist
and put all the contents of ifsym.zip into it.

Then from the ./.../ifsym directory I ran
texconfig
which opens a menu window
and I chose REHASH
and now it seems to work to display the correct geom
symbols, xdvi *.dvi from any directory I tested. Only
saw one .tfm font so far, that matched with ifgeo10.tfm

Regards,
Stephen




Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread David Wolfson
On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> David Wolfson wrote:
> >>Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
> >>triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,
>
> LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
> font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
> discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
> directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
> files.  

This is the conclusion I was coming to last night. 

> You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
> out why metafont is failing.

Good idea - I've just done this here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/8bfbc83797cdb706/f5531355b8a93b38?hl=en#f5531355b8a93b38

If you want to follow any replies. 

I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: "David Wolfson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: <lyx-users@lists.lyx.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
>>Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
>>triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night.


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/8bfbc83797cdb706/f5531355b8a93b38?hl=en#f5531355b8a93b38

If you want to follow any replies.

I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave





- Original Message - 
From: "David Wolfson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: <lyx-users@lists.lyx.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
>>Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
>>triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,



Hello David,

I was looking at this thread and it stirred my curiousity. It seems
that there is a problem when the metafont is used instead of the .tfm

I looked at my Windows Miktex installation (even though you use Linux)
C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\public\ifsym  and found the following fonts:
Directory of C:\texmf\fonts\tfm\public\ifsym

11/01/2005  05:15 PM  .
11/01/2005  05:15 PM  ..
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   768 ifclk10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   768 ifclkb10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   632 ifgeo10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   632 ifgeob10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeobn10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeobw10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeon10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   640 ifgeow10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsym10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymb10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymbi10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   720 ifsymi10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   380 ifwea10.tfm
09/01/2001  06:03 PM   380 ifweab10.tfm

So I took your example file posted on comp.text.tex

Wolfson wrote: "and if I run latex on a simple file:

\documentclass{article}


\usepackage[geometry]{ifsym}


\begin{document}


\Circle


\SquareShadowA


\FilledTriangleUp


\end{document}"

--- 


Wolfson continued:
"I get no errors and a dvi file produced. The problem is when I try to
view the output. When I open the output file with xdvi I get the
following error:
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600
--dpi 600 ifgeo10
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead."



SH: So I pasted your example input into a text editor and saved it as 
texmf.tex Then I ran "latex texmf.tex" from the command line, producing the 
following information:


"This is e-TeX, Version 3.141592-2.2 (MiKTeX 2.4)
entering extended mode
(texmf.tex
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel  and hyphenation patterns for english, french, german,
ngerman, du
mylang, nohyphenation, loaded.
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\base\article.cls
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\base\size10.clo))
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\ifsym\ifsym.sty
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\tools\calc.sty)) (texmf.aux)
(C:\Miktex\texmf\tex\latex\ifsym\uifgeo.fd) [1] (texmf.aux) )
Output written on texmf.dvi (1 page, 280 bytes).
Transcript written on texmf.log."

SH: So Yap is the default viewer on Windows not xdvi.  The 3 geometry files 
were displayed properly. I attach texmf.dvi. I will also test it on my 
Fedora installation with xdvi next. I also tested this with another Windows 
viewer, WinDvi, and it failed to display giving a metafont related error.


Regards,

Stephen


texmf.dvi
Description: Binary data


texmf.aux
Description: Binary data


Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: "David Wolfson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: <lyx-users@lists.lyx.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
>>Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
>>triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.  


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night. 


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
> I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave



I downloaded the entire zip package and installed it in /usr/ifsym
since I wasn't sure what the proper path was. I copied texmf.dvi,
the test file, to the same directory. Then ran "xdvi texmf.dvi" and
in displayed properly. Before getting the ifsym package I got the
same error message you did. So it should work once the paths are 
ok. So it is a relief to know the package isn't broken.


www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/*ifsym*/


[EMAIL PROTECTED] ifsym]# ls /usr/ifsym
ifclk10.mf   ifgeobn10.mf  ifsym10.mfifsym.ps texmf.dvi  uifwea.fd
ifclkb10.mf  ifgeobw10.mf  ifsymb10.mf   ifsym.styuifblk.fd
ifclk.genifgeo.gen ifsymbi10.mf  ifwea10.mf   uifclk.fd
ifgeo10.mf   ifgeon10.mf   ifsym.gen ifweab10.mf  uifgeo.fd
ifgeob10.mf  ifgeow10.mf   ifsymi10.mf   ifwea.genuifsym.fd
[EMAIL PROTECTED] ifsym]# xdvi texmf.dvi
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 
ifgeo10
mktexpk: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+0/600; 
nonstopmode; input ifgeo10

This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)

(/usr/ifsym/ifgeo10.mf (/usr/ifsym/ifgeo.gen [32] [48] [64] [80] [96] [112]
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [33] [49] [65] [81] [97] [113] [34] [50] [66] [82] [98]
[114] [35] [51] [67] [83] [99] [115] [36] [52] [68] [84] [100] [116] [37]
[53] [69] [85] [101] [117] [38] [54] [70] [86] [102] [118] [47] [63] [79]
[95] [111] [127] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [13] [14] [15] [26] [27] [28] [29]
[30] [31] ) )
Font metrics written on ifgeo10.tfm.
Output written on ifgeo10.600gf (67 characters, 15848 bytes).
Transcript written on ifgeo10.log.
mktexpk: /usr/ifsym/ifgeo10.600pk: successfully generated.
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion


SH: Still the geometric figures were displayed ok. Regards





Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-11-01 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: "Stephen Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <lyx-users@lists.lyx.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font




- Original Message - 
From: "David Wolfson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: <lyx-users@lists.lyx.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font



On Monday 31 October 2005 21:33, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

David Wolfson wrote:
>>Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
>>triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,

LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font
files.


This is the conclusion I was coming to last night.

You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure
out why metafont is failing.


Good idea - I've just done this here:
> I'll let you know if I have a breakthrough,

Dave





I did a search on Google and found this pattern.

texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclk.gen
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclk10.mf
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifclkb10.mf
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifgeo.gen
texmf-dist/fonts/source/public/ifsym/ifgeo10.mf

texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeo10.tfm
texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeob10.tfm
texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/ifsym/ifgeobn10.tfm
etc.

So on my linux distro texmf was under
/usr/share/texmf
so I copied ifsym.zip to the respective /public
directories and unzipped ifsym.zip. This will
create the ifsym directory if it doesn't exist
and put all the contents of ifsym.zip into it.

Then from the ./.../ifsym directory I ran
texconfig
which opens a menu window
and I chose REHASH
and now it seems to work to display the correct geom
symbols, "xdvi *.dvi" from any directory I tested. Only
saw one .tfm font so far, that matched with ifgeo10.tfm

Regards,
Stephen




Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
Paul,

Thanks for the reply - sorry not to get back to you sooner, I took the 
weeekend off!

Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 David Wolfson wrote:
  I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble,

 I think you need \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym} to get \FilledTriangleUp.

  surprised to hear that I get another error:
  LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.

 This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
 install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
 ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.
a) not that I'm aware of! I think this is what I really need some guidance on. 
Do I need to install it on the system, as part of Tex/LaTex/Lyx? Is there a 
'howto' out there I should look at?

b) again, a newbie Tex breakdown?

# kpsewhich ifsym.sty

gives no output :-|

 FWIW, I had no trouble installing ifsym (MiKTeX), and no problem
 compiling a LyX document containing \FilledTriangleUp (meaning it
 generated the DVI file), but Metafont choked trying to generate the
 necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either
 ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.
er - ok. I'll have to google some of the terms here, but I get the impression 
you saying it worked - nearly.

Cheers,

Dave

PS off to check the local library for The LaTeX Companion, I guess I have some 
reading to get up to speed



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.


a) not that I'm aware of! I think this is what I really need some guidance on. 
Do I need to install it on the system, as part of Tex/LaTex/Lyx?


Yes, as part of your LaTeX distribution.

Is there a 
'howto' out there I should look at?


Have a gander at 
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f1463c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=Xoi=groupsrstart=0num=3




b) again, a newbie Tex breakdown?

# kpsewhich ifsym.sty

gives no output :-|


That's consistent with the package not being properly installed.

The ifsym package should include a Postscript file named ifsym.ps, which 
is the manual (in German).  Section 2 explains where to store the 
pieces, after which you have to rebuild the TeX file database (see the 
URL above).


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
Paul,

 This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
 install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
 ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.


  Is there a
  'howto' out there I should look at?

 Have a gander at
 http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f14
63c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=Xoi=groupsrstart=0num=3
Thanks - I'll be bookmarking that group...

 The ifsym package should include a Postscript file named ifsym.ps, which
 is the manual (in German). 
ah. I've found the file OK, now to wait for the German speaking girlfriend to 
get home ;-)

 Section 2 explains where to store the 
 pieces, after which you have to rebuild the TeX file database (see the
 URL above).
I'll let you know how I get on,

Thanks,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
OK, I've had some luck getting it installed, but working is another matter...

  This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
  install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try
   'kpsewhich ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to
   find it.
I now get:
/usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/ifsym/ifsym.sty

  Have a gander at
  http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f
 14
  63c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=Xoi=groupsrstart=0num=3

 Thanks - I'll be bookmarking that group...
I had a search through the group and found this:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/3a3cf8a882c381f0/f95bb70317f65139?q=install+fontrnum=3#f95bb70317f65139

I followed the instructions on the URL in the above post to:
http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

which were similar to the instructions in the .ps file you described. I ran 
texhash on a simple Tex file, and got an error:
kpathsea: Running mktexmf ifgeo10
! I can't find file `ifgeo10'.
* ...=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ifgeo10

so I ran:
mktexmf ifsysm

This appeared to generate a metafont file, which one placed in the texmf tree 
(and after another texhash) appeared to sort all the LaTex errors. I then 
included the package in a Lyx file preamble( \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym}), 
and \FilledTriangleUp in ERT and again this ran fine.

Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a triangle, 
I have an 'a' in the DVI, and nothing in pdf. This is the same processing 
through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.

Is this a similar problem to the one you described before?
Metafont choked trying to generate the 
necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either 
ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.

Thanks for all the help. I've learnt a lot about installing a package now, but 
it would be nice if we could get it to work. Are there any more guru tips to 
get this going please?


Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
I've just donr dome more p[oking and got a couple of updates.

 Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
 triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI, and nothing in pdf. This is the same
 processing through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.

This appears to be a problem with mktexpk, as if I look at the outputs from 
xdvi (rather than running it from gui), I get:
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.

So as I understand it LaTeX now understand ifsym ok and writes the dvi, but 
whatever tries to read the dvi (dvips?) doesn't. Does that sound right? 

Back off to google,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,


I get the same thing.


and nothing in pdf. This is the same

processing through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.



This appears to be a problem with mktexpk, as if I look at the outputs from 
xdvi (rather than running it from gui), I get:

mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.

So as I understand it LaTeX now understand ifsym ok and writes the dvi, but 
whatever tries to read the dvi (dvips?) doesn't. Does that sound right? 


LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10 
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it 
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font 
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font 
files.  (Fonts are more complicated than I care to get into, but 
basically the ifsym package includes font definition files that are 
supposed to tell metafont how to generate the needed fonts.  I think 
mktexpk calls metafont on your system; on my system, it's makepk calling 
metafont.)  There seems to be a problem with the font definitions 
supplied, so metafont fails.  After mktexpk returns (unsuccessfully), 
xdvi still can't find the needed font, so it substitutes a known font 
(cmr10), which produces the 'a' where you expected to find the filled arrow.


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure 
out why metafont is failing.  (I've looked at the error messages on my 
system and can't figure out where the problem exists.)  Posting the 
contents of the missfont.log file might help.


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
Paul,

Thanks for the reply - sorry not to get back to you sooner, I took the 
weeekend off!

Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 David Wolfson wrote:
  I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble,

 I think you need \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym} to get \FilledTriangleUp.

  surprised to hear that I get another error:
  LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.

 This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
 install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
 ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.
a) not that I'm aware of! I think this is what I really need some guidance on. 
Do I need to install it on the system, as part of Tex/LaTex/Lyx? Is there a 
'howto' out there I should look at?

b) again, a newbie Tex breakdown?

# kpsewhich ifsym.sty

gives no output :-|

 FWIW, I had no trouble installing ifsym (MiKTeX), and no problem
 compiling a LyX document containing \FilledTriangleUp (meaning it
 generated the DVI file), but Metafont choked trying to generate the
 necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either
 ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.
er - ok. I'll have to google some of the terms here, but I get the impression 
you saying it worked - nearly.

Cheers,

Dave

PS off to check the local library for The LaTeX Companion, I guess I have some 
reading to get up to speed



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.


a) not that I'm aware of! I think this is what I really need some guidance on. 
Do I need to install it on the system, as part of Tex/LaTex/Lyx?


Yes, as part of your LaTeX distribution.

Is there a 
'howto' out there I should look at?


Have a gander at 
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f1463c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=Xoi=groupsrstart=0num=3




b) again, a newbie Tex breakdown?

# kpsewhich ifsym.sty

gives no output :-|


That's consistent with the package not being properly installed.

The ifsym package should include a Postscript file named ifsym.ps, which 
is the manual (in German).  Section 2 explains where to store the 
pieces, after which you have to rebuild the TeX file database (see the 
URL above).


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
Paul,

 This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
 install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
 ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.


  Is there a
  'howto' out there I should look at?

 Have a gander at
 http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f14
63c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=Xoi=groupsrstart=0num=3
Thanks - I'll be bookmarking that group...

 The ifsym package should include a Postscript file named ifsym.ps, which
 is the manual (in German). 
ah. I've found the file OK, now to wait for the German speaking girlfriend to 
get home ;-)

 Section 2 explains where to store the 
 pieces, after which you have to rebuild the TeX file database (see the
 URL above).
I'll let you know how I get on,

Thanks,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
OK, I've had some luck getting it installed, but working is another matter...

  This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
  install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try
   'kpsewhich ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to
   find it.
I now get:
/usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/ifsym/ifsym.sty

  Have a gander at
  http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f
 14
  63c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=Xoi=groupsrstart=0num=3

 Thanks - I'll be bookmarking that group...
I had a search through the group and found this:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/3a3cf8a882c381f0/f95bb70317f65139?q=install+fontrnum=3#f95bb70317f65139

I followed the instructions on the URL in the above post to:
http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

which were similar to the instructions in the .ps file you described. I ran 
texhash on a simple Tex file, and got an error:
kpathsea: Running mktexmf ifgeo10
! I can't find file `ifgeo10'.
* ...=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ifgeo10

so I ran:
mktexmf ifsysm

This appeared to generate a metafont file, which one placed in the texmf tree 
(and after another texhash) appeared to sort all the LaTex errors. I then 
included the package in a Lyx file preamble( \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym}), 
and \FilledTriangleUp in ERT and again this ran fine.

Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a triangle, 
I have an 'a' in the DVI, and nothing in pdf. This is the same processing 
through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.

Is this a similar problem to the one you described before?
Metafont choked trying to generate the 
necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either 
ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.

Thanks for all the help. I've learnt a lot about installing a package now, but 
it would be nice if we could get it to work. Are there any more guru tips to 
get this going please?


Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
I've just donr dome more p[oking and got a couple of updates.

 Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
 triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI, and nothing in pdf. This is the same
 processing through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.

This appears to be a problem with mktexpk, as if I look at the outputs from 
xdvi (rather than running it from gui), I get:
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.

So as I understand it LaTeX now understand ifsym ok and writes the dvi, but 
whatever tries to read the dvi (dvips?) doesn't. Does that sound right? 

Back off to google,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,


I get the same thing.


and nothing in pdf. This is the same

processing through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.



This appears to be a problem with mktexpk, as if I look at the outputs from 
xdvi (rather than running it from gui), I get:

mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.

So as I understand it LaTeX now understand ifsym ok and writes the dvi, but 
whatever tries to read the dvi (dvips?) doesn't. Does that sound right? 


LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10 
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it 
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font 
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font 
files.  (Fonts are more complicated than I care to get into, but 
basically the ifsym package includes font definition files that are 
supposed to tell metafont how to generate the needed fonts.  I think 
mktexpk calls metafont on your system; on my system, it's makepk calling 
metafont.)  There seems to be a problem with the font definitions 
supplied, so metafont fails.  After mktexpk returns (unsuccessfully), 
xdvi still can't find the needed font, so it substitutes a known font 
(cmr10), which produces the 'a' where you expected to find the filled arrow.


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure 
out why metafont is failing.  (I've looked at the error messages on my 
system and can't figure out where the problem exists.)  Posting the 
contents of the missfont.log file might help.


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
Paul,

Thanks for the reply - sorry not to get back to you sooner, I took the 
weeekend off!

Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> David Wolfson wrote:
> > I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble,
>
> I think you need \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym} to get \FilledTriangleUp.

> > surprised to hear that I get another error:
> > LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.
>
> This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
> install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
> ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.
a) not that I'm aware of! I think this is what I really need some guidance on. 
Do I need to install it on the system, as part of Tex/LaTex/Lyx? Is there a 
'howto' out there I should look at?

b) again, a newbie Tex breakdown?

# kpsewhich ifsym.sty

gives no output :-|

> FWIW, I had no trouble installing ifsym (MiKTeX), and no problem
> compiling a LyX document containing \FilledTriangleUp (meaning it
> generated the DVI file), but Metafont choked trying to generate the
> necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either
> ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.
er - ok. I'll have to google some of the terms here, but I get the impression 
you saying it worked - nearly.

Cheers,

Dave

PS off to check the local library for The LaTeX Companion, I guess I have some 
reading to get up to speed



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.


a) not that I'm aware of! I think this is what I really need some guidance on. 
Do I need to install it on the system, as part of Tex/LaTex/Lyx?


Yes, as part of your LaTeX distribution.

Is there a 
'howto' out there I should look at?


Have a gander at 
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f1463c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=X=groupsr=0=3




b) again, a newbie Tex breakdown?

# kpsewhich ifsym.sty

gives no output :-|


That's consistent with the package not being properly installed.

The ifsym package should include a Postscript file named ifsym.ps, which 
is the manual (in German).  Section 2 explains where to store the 
pieces, after which you have to rebuild the TeX file database (see the 
URL above).


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
Paul,

> >>This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
> >>install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich
> >>ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.
>
>
> > Is there a
> > 'howto' out there I should look at?
>
> Have a gander at
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f14
>63c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=X=groupsr=0=3
Thanks - I'll be bookmarking that group...

> The ifsym package should include a Postscript file named ifsym.ps, which
> is the manual (in German). 
ah. I've found the file OK, now to wait for the German speaking girlfriend to 
get home ;-)

> Section 2 explains where to store the 
> pieces, after which you have to rebuild the TeX file database (see the
> URL above).
I'll let you know how I get on,

Thanks,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
OK, I've had some luck getting it installed, but working is another matter...

> > >>This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a)
> > >>install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try
> > >> 'kpsewhich ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to
> > >> find it.
I now get:
/usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/ifsym/ifsym.sty

> > Have a gander at
> > http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/74e0c7f
> >14
> > 63c2800/63afac8d94f2a096%2363afac8d94f2a096?sa=X=groupsr=0=3
>
> Thanks - I'll be bookmarking that group...
I had a search through the group and found this:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/3a3cf8a882c381f0/f95bb70317f65139?q=install+font=3#f95bb70317f65139

I followed the instructions on the URL in the above post to:
http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2001-August/56.html

which were similar to the instructions in the .ps file you described. I ran 
texhash on a simple Tex file, and got an error:
kpathsea: Running mktexmf ifgeo10
! I can't find file `ifgeo10'.
<*> ...=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ifgeo10

so I ran:
mktexmf ifsysm

This appeared to generate a metafont file, which one placed in the texmf tree 
(and after another texhash) appeared to sort all the LaTex errors. I then 
included the package in a Lyx file preamble( \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym}), 
and \FilledTriangleUp in ERT and again this ran fine.

Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a triangle, 
I have an 'a' in the DVI, and nothing in pdf. This is the same processing 
through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.

Is this a similar problem to the one you described before?
>Metafont choked trying to generate the 
>necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either 
>ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.

Thanks for all the help. I've learnt a lot about installing a package now, but 
it would be nice if we could get it to work. Are there any more guru tips to 
get this going please?


Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread David Wolfson
I've just donr dome more p[oking and got a couple of updates.

> Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
> triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI, and nothing in pdf. This is the same
> processing through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.

This appears to be a problem with mktexpk, as if I look at the outputs from 
xdvi (rather than running it from gui), I get:
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.

So as I understand it LaTeX now understand ifsym ok and writes the dvi, but 
whatever tries to read the dvi (dvips?) doesn't. Does that sound right? 

Back off to google,

Dave



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-31 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

Unfortunately, the output was not as I'd hope. Instead of getting a
triangle, I have an 'a' in the DVI,


I get the same thing.


and nothing in pdf. This is the same

processing through LyX or LaTeX on the command line.



This appears to be a problem with mktexpk, as if I look at the outputs from 
xdvi (rather than running it from gui), I get:

mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ifgeo10.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
xdvi: Can't find font ifgeo10; using Type1 version of cmr10 instead.

So as I understand it LaTeX now understand ifsym ok and writes the dvi, but 
whatever tries to read the dvi (dvips?) doesn't. Does that sound right? 


LaTeX writes out a DVI file which contains a command to load the ifgeo10 
font.  When your DVI viewer (xdvi) tries to load the document, it 
discovers that the ifgeo10 font does not (yet) exist in your font 
directories, so it tries to run mktexpk to generate the specific font 
files.  (Fonts are more complicated than I care to get into, but 
basically the ifsym package includes font definition files that are 
supposed to tell metafont how to generate the needed fonts.  I think 
mktexpk calls metafont on your system; on my system, it's makepk calling 
metafont.)  There seems to be a problem with the font definitions 
supplied, so metafont fails.  After mktexpk returns (unsuccessfully), 
xdvi still can't find the needed font, so it substitutes a known font 
(cmr10), which produces the 'a' where you expected to find the filled arrow.


You might want to ask on comp.text.tex whether anyone there can figure 
out why metafont is failing.  (I've looked at the error messages on my 
system and can't figure out where the problem exists.)  Posting the 
contents of the missfont.log file might help.


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-28 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

Hi,

Through the wonders of wine, I've managed to get some figures from an old 
excel sheet added into a lyx file as floats, but need to add symbol 
definitions in the caption. I've found most of the symbols listed as part of 
the ifsym font in the 'comprehensive list of LATEX fonts' from CTAN, but 
can't get them to work. For example, I need a filled triangle but adding 
\FilledTriangleUp as ERT gives an error:


Undefined control sequence.
 \FilledTriangleUp

I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble,


I think you need \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym} to get \FilledTriangleUp.

 and I guess you'll not be

surprised to hear that I get another error:
LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.


This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a) 
install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich 
ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.



 \usepackage
{babel}^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

So I'm guessing that I need to install another font. I've found ifsym at CTAN:
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/fonts/ifsym/

but have no idea what to do with it!

I've been looking round the archives/google/CTAN, and have found the rather 
intimidating (103 pages) of 'the font installation guide':
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf 
and some information in the TEX FAQ:

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instfont

which goes right over my head! Do I need to go through all this with Lyx, or 
can someone point me in the right direction please?


I'm using Lyx1.3.5 installed from rpm on mandrake10.1...

Thanks very much,

Dave




FWIW, I had no trouble installing ifsym (MiKTeX), and no problem 
compiling a LyX document containing \FilledTriangleUp (meaning it 
generated the DVI file), but Metafont choked trying to generate the 
necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either 
ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-28 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

Hi,

Through the wonders of wine, I've managed to get some figures from an old 
excel sheet added into a lyx file as floats, but need to add symbol 
definitions in the caption. I've found most of the symbols listed as part of 
the ifsym font in the 'comprehensive list of LATEX fonts' from CTAN, but 
can't get them to work. For example, I need a filled triangle but adding 
\FilledTriangleUp as ERT gives an error:


Undefined control sequence.
 \FilledTriangleUp

I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble,


I think you need \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym} to get \FilledTriangleUp.

 and I guess you'll not be

surprised to hear that I get another error:
LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.


This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a) 
install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich 
ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.



 \usepackage
{babel}^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

So I'm guessing that I need to install another font. I've found ifsym at CTAN:
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/fonts/ifsym/

but have no idea what to do with it!

I've been looking round the archives/google/CTAN, and have found the rather 
intimidating (103 pages) of 'the font installation guide':
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf 
and some information in the TEX FAQ:

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instfont

which goes right over my head! Do I need to go through all this with Lyx, or 
can someone point me in the right direction please?


I'm using Lyx1.3.5 installed from rpm on mandrake10.1...

Thanks very much,

Dave




FWIW, I had no trouble installing ifsym (MiKTeX), and no problem 
compiling a LyX document containing \FilledTriangleUp (meaning it 
generated the DVI file), but Metafont choked trying to generate the 
necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either 
ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.


Paul



Re: Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-28 Thread Paul A. Rubin

David Wolfson wrote:

Hi,

Through the wonders of wine, I've managed to get some figures from an old 
excel sheet added into a lyx file as floats, but need to add symbol 
definitions in the caption. I've found most of the symbols listed as part of 
the ifsym font in the 'comprehensive list of LATEX fonts' from CTAN, but 
can't get them to work. For example, I need a filled triangle but adding 
\FilledTriangleUp as ERT gives an error:


Undefined control sequence.
 \FilledTriangleUp

I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble,


I think you need \usepackage[geometry]{ifsym} to get \FilledTriangleUp.

> and I guess you'll not be

surprised to hear that I get another error:
LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.


This would suggest that ifsym is not properly installed.  Did you (a) 
install it and (b) update your TeX file database?  If so, try 'kpsewhich 
ifsym.sty' from a shell to see if the system knows where to find it.



 \usepackage
{babel}^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

So I'm guessing that I need to install another font. I've found ifsym at CTAN:
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/fonts/ifsym/

but have no idea what to do with it!

I've been looking round the archives/google/CTAN, and have found the rather 
intimidating (103 pages) of 'the font installation guide':
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf 
and some information in the TEX FAQ:

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instfont

which goes right over my head! Do I need to go through all this with Lyx, or 
can someone point me in the right direction please?


I'm using Lyx1.3.5 installed from rpm on mandrake10.1...

Thanks very much,

Dave




FWIW, I had no trouble installing ifsym (MiKTeX), and no problem 
compiling a LyX document containing \FilledTriangleUp (meaning it 
generated the DVI file), but Metafont choked trying to generate the 
necessary fonts.  It seems to think there is a syntax error in either 
ifgeo10.mf or (more likely) ifgeo.gen, which the former includes.


Paul



Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-27 Thread David Wolfson
Hi,

Through the wonders of wine, I've managed to get some figures from an old 
excel sheet added into a lyx file as floats, but need to add symbol 
definitions in the caption. I've found most of the symbols listed as part of 
the ifsym font in the 'comprehensive list of LATEX fonts' from CTAN, but 
can't get them to work. For example, I need a filled triangle but adding 
\FilledTriangleUp as ERT gives an error:

Undefined control sequence.
 \FilledTriangleUp

I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble, and I guess you'll not be 
surprised to hear that I get another error:
LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.
 \usepackage
{babel}^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

So I'm guessing that I need to install another font. I've found ifsym at CTAN:
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/fonts/ifsym/

but have no idea what to do with it!

I've been looking round the archives/google/CTAN, and have found the rather 
intimidating (103 pages) of 'the font installation guide':
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf
 
and some information in the TEX FAQ:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instfont

which goes right over my head! Do I need to go through all this with Lyx, or 
can someone point me in the right direction please?

I'm using Lyx1.3.5 installed from rpm on mandrake10.1...

Thanks very much,

Dave



Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-27 Thread David Wolfson
Hi,

Through the wonders of wine, I've managed to get some figures from an old 
excel sheet added into a lyx file as floats, but need to add symbol 
definitions in the caption. I've found most of the symbols listed as part of 
the ifsym font in the 'comprehensive list of LATEX fonts' from CTAN, but 
can't get them to work. For example, I need a filled triangle but adding 
\FilledTriangleUp as ERT gives an error:

Undefined control sequence.
 \FilledTriangleUp

I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble, and I guess you'll not be 
surprised to hear that I get another error:
LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.
 \usepackage
{babel}^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

So I'm guessing that I need to install another font. I've found ifsym at CTAN:
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/fonts/ifsym/

but have no idea what to do with it!

I've been looking round the archives/google/CTAN, and have found the rather 
intimidating (103 pages) of 'the font installation guide':
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf
 
and some information in the TEX FAQ:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instfont

which goes right over my head! Do I need to go through all this with Lyx, or 
can someone point me in the right direction please?

I'm using Lyx1.3.5 installed from rpm on mandrake10.1...

Thanks very much,

Dave



Symbols for a figure key - adding a new font

2005-10-27 Thread David Wolfson
Hi,

Through the wonders of wine, I've managed to get some figures from an old 
excel sheet added into a lyx file as floats, but need to add symbol 
definitions in the caption. I've found most of the symbols listed as part of 
the ifsym font in the 'comprehensive list of LATEX fonts' from CTAN, but 
can't get them to work. For example, I need a filled triangle but adding 
\FilledTriangleUp as ERT gives an error:

Undefined control sequence.
 \FilledTriangleUp

I tried adding \usepackage{ifsym} in the preamamble, and I guess you'll not be 
surprised to hear that I get another error:
LaTeX Error: File `ifsym.sty' not found.
 \usepackage
{babel}^^M
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

So I'm guessing that I need to install another font. I've found ifsym at CTAN:
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/fonts/ifsym/

but have no idea what to do with it!

I've been looking round the archives/google/CTAN, and have found the rather 
intimidating (103 pages) of 'the font installation guide':
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf
 
and some information in the TEX FAQ:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instfont

which goes right over my head! Do I need to go through all this with Lyx, or 
can someone point me in the right direction please?

I'm using Lyx1.3.5 installed from rpm on mandrake10.1...

Thanks very much,

Dave