Re: texdoctk 0.5.2 beta3

2003-02-25 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Thomas == Thomas Esser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 texdocrc.defaults is written to $HOME when the options are
 saved. This is against Thomas R.'s intention and was introduced
 in TeX Live. I have fixed this in beta4

Does it mean that the save button will be removed?

 Maybe, an additional fix might be helpful: 
 - my $database=$datadir/texdoctk.dat; 
 + my $database=`kpsewhich --progname=texdoctk --format=${qq}other text 
files${qq} texdoctk.dat`;

 This is to fix the situation where a locally installed older
 texdoctk in a local texmf tree had a texdocrc.defaults but no
 texdoctk.dat in the local tree (older versions of texdoctk have
 used different names for the database files).

 Comments on this change?

Of course both files can be in different texmf trees and should be
looked up independently.

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Re: texdoctk 0.5.2 beta3

2003-02-24 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
Hi,
if texdoctk is called from the $HOME directory and there exists a file
texdocrc.defaults in this directory, then texdoctk fails with an
error message: 

Couldn't open database ./texdoctk.dat.

There are two variables that describe locations of config files,
namely $sysrc and $myrc.

$sysrc is determined by running the command

kpsewhich --progname=texdoctk --format='other text files' texdocrc.defaults

The path searched by kpsewhich contains . as its first element, so
$sysrc points to a file texdocrc.defaults in the current working
directory instaed of the real system file.

This is not bad in general, but obviously the value of $sysrc is used
to find the database file as well.

There are two solutions.  The first one is to move to an existing
directory (/, for example) where a texdocrc.defaults certainly
doesn't exist. 

I tried cd /  kpsewhich --progname=... with success.

On Widows you could move to C:\ but probably L. User declares this to
his $HOME directory.

The second solution is to call the user config file texdocrc
instead of texdocrc.defaults.  In this case you avoid trouble with
different systems.  Dvips looks for a file $HOME/dvipsrc and I think
that it is not a bad idea if texdoctk has a config file that looks
similar.

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[pdftex] Re: pdftosrc seg faults

2003-01-26 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Olaf == Olaf Weber [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 The full patch now becomes:

Thanks!

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epsf.tex

2003-01-25 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

epsf.tex is in texmf/tex/plain/dvips but I think that it should be in
texmf/generic.

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pdftosrc seg faults

2003-01-22 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
Hi,
when I run pdftosrc on a pdf file made from the input file

--
\pdfcompresslevel=0
\immediate\pdfobj stream
  attr {/Type /SourceFile /SourceName (\jobname.src)}
  file {\jobname.tex}
\immediate\pdfcatalog{/SourceObject \the\pdflastobj\space 0 R}

\bye
--

pdftosrc aborts with a segmentation fault.

I'm using pdftex 1.10a, pdftosrc 2.01 and teTeX-2.0-rc1 under Linux.

The pdf file doesn't look bad and I can extract the with a Perl script
someone posted to this list abt. two years ago.

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Re: 20030112 breaks dvips -o |lpr

2003-01-16 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Giuseppe == Giuseppe Ghibò [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Furthermore in output pipe we could have different level of
 security, so to have both tex users as well as unix sysadmin
 happy (the latter mainly because dvips is for instance used in
 some printer filter which could run with root privileges):

Are there any systems where printer filters has to run with root
privileges?  On my sytem it's run as user lp which is, of course,
more secure.

zarniwoop:# su - lp
lp@zarniwoop:~$ touch /etc/passwd
touch: /etc/passwd: Permission denied

Furthermore, it doesn't make much sense to run dvips from a printer
filter if it receives the dvi file from a pipe.  In this case,
included graphics get lost.

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texhash

2003-01-13 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Kerstin == Schiebel Kerstin [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Hello, is it possible to run texhash with a specific option for
 one directory (e.g.  .../texmf-user) not for the whole search
 path?

This works for me:

TEXMFDBS=/.../texmf-user texhash

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Re: Font problem or not?

2002-11-28 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Staszek == Staszek Wawrykiewicz [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Your message is however interesting: do you mean that pdftex.map
 should contain for future pdftex, say: 
 ptmr8r TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont 8r.enc
 (internal PS /FontName omitted)?

No, this is needed by the current pdfTeX.  A future version could
either ignore the /FontName entry (and does not replace the font in
included files) or, which would be better, it looks for SlantFont and
ExtendFont in the map file and substitutes the appropriate font.

Maybe at the moment it is best to leave the /FontName in the map file
for fonts that are not transformed (i.e. no SlantFont or ExtendFont).
Then fonts in included files can be substituted.  This might save a
lot of space.

 As for now only transformed constructs can work, e.g.: ptmbo8r
 .167 SlantFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont 8r.enc
 utmb8a.pfb but they need explicite information which font
 program is to be transformed (utmb8a.pfb), so cannot be applied
 to the builtin fonts. Am I wrong?

To transform a font, it's /FontMatrix must be changed, thus, it must be
embedded.  Builtin fonts are inaccessable when creating a pdf file.

 The whole mess about fonts, maps, etc. is still waiting for a
 good explanation/road map. As I've observed, the users always
 cannot understand it (not counting that mailing-list members ;-)

The dvips and pdftex manuals provide a lot of information, especially
about map files.  You find more information about fonts in the LaTeX
Graphics Companion and there are a lot of Adobe Tech Notes on the
Adobe server.  But I agree, it's a mess.

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Re: Font problem or not?

2002-11-26 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Staszek == Staszek Wawrykiewicz [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 It seems somehow strange. Why both map files differ? As I
 understand the whole mechanism, different map files for dvips
 and pdftex are only needed when we use fonts from the standard
 set for PostScript devices (35 Laser Writer fonts) or for .pdf
 files (Acrobat Reader has 14 builtin fonts, a subset of
 35LW). For all other fonts the map files should be the same:
 both PS and PDF output should have font programs (pfb)
 downloaded, so map files should contain, e.g.  
 tfmname Internal-PS-name [encoding-eventually] file.pfb

In pdftex.map the internal PS /FontName should be omitted.  If you
include an external PDF file which, say, uses the font
/Palatino-Roman, the current version of pdfTeX tries to substitute the
font.  It looks in pdftex.map for Palatino-Roman, but it does not
check whether the font is transformed and might fetch the wrong one.

Maybe this will be fixed in the future.

dvips neeeds the PS /FontName.  It doesnt need it to find or load the
font but to tell the PS interpreter to use it.

So, at the moment we need two different map files.

Reinhard 

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fmtutil.cnf not found !

2002-11-09 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 cudjoe == cudjoe  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I'm running under linux debian 3.0 unstable with 2.4.19 kernel.
 I try to install latex with apt. I seem to have all the required
 packages.

 The file exists : # locate fmtutil.cnf

 [...]

what is the output of type -p tex? (without the quotes)

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pictex - how to get it work

2002-11-08 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Rudolf == Rudolf Harney [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Hello!  I just started to get PiCTeX to work with tetex under
 SuSE 7.3 and I get error messages with the ticks in a simple
 sample file: Does someone know, what's wrong?

Remove the lines

   \input prepictex
   \input picmore
   \input postpictex


BTW., this is not a teTeX related question and a better place to ask
is the newsgroup comp.text.tex

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Re: running texconfig on a console

2002-10-28 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 George == George N White [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 The nice menu display is done using the dialog utility, so
 you should check that dialog is installed and works with your

teTeX provides its own dialog, called tcdialog, which uses its own
termcap library.  Can you invoke tcdialog from the commandline?

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Re: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=300]

2002-10-25 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Michael == Michael John Downes [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 *\end
 
 *\end 
 ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=300].

 [...]

 which is quite, quite invalid and disastrous.

... though he only did what he has been told to do:

*
(Please type a command or say `\end')
*

I suppose that we need one pool file dor each format.

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format files

2002-10-24 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
Hi,
I have a metapost file that begins with %latex.  I could process
this file until teTeX-beta-20021013 (web2c-7.3.8).  Now I have to use
the commandline option --tex=latex.  %latex is ignored and plain
TeX is used.  Is this desired?

I know that sth. like %latex has been problematic in the past, but
it worked for me the last few months even though latex was in fact
elatex.  A year ago that caused trouble, as far as I remember.

BTW, it doesn't work now even with latex=latex.

Another problem is that tex \latex myfile doesn't work properly.
I think that this is a real bug because Knuth said that it should
work.

Is it difficult to scan the commandline for a \format and, unless
there is no --progname option, set --progname=format implicitly?

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Re: format files

2002-10-24 Thread Reinhard Kotucha
 Thomas == Thomas Esser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Another problem is that tex \latex myfile doesn't work
 properly.

 What exactly is the problem? I just have successfully tried $
 tex \latex small2e This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.9)
 (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/small2e.tex LaTeX2e
 2001/06/01 ...  Transcript written on small2e.log

The problem is that the plain TeX search path is used rather the LaTeX
one.  No problem with small2e, but generally you must say
--progname=latex to get the desired result.  And I think that this is
tex-k specific.

Reinhard

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eusm10/teTeX-20020906

2002-09-07 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

Hi,
running make world I got the message


(/usr/local/dtp/share/texmf-local/tex/plain/contrib/nfss-plain/euscript.sty
Style Option: `euscript' v1.0e 91/11/22 (FMi and RmS)
English Documentation  91/11/22 (FMi)

LaTeX Font Warning: *** NFSS release 1 command \new@fontshape found
(Font)  *** Update by using release 2 command \DeclareFontShape.
(Font)  *** Recovery is probably possible on input line 76.


! LaTeX Error: Font family `U+eus' unknown.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H return  for immediate help.
 ...  
  
l.7625eusm10 at24.88pt}{}
   
? 
! Emergency stop.
 ...  
  
l.7625eusm10 at24.88pt}{}
   
No pages of output.
Transcript written on dklatex.log.
Error: `tex -ini  -fmt=dklatex -progname=dklatex dklatex.ini' failed


The message says that I have to update my format file but what I do
not understand is why texconfig init dklatex works without any error
messages.

And the LaTeX version is the same as in 20020530.  What has been
changed? 

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Re: 20020503 --with-mfw=mf

2002-06-02 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

Hi Thomas,

 Thomas == Thomas Esser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 To solve this, I suggest to run fmtutil --all instead of
 texconfig init. fmtutil will never be interactive.

It was called by make install.

 Next is about your local fmtutil.cnf file. I guess that I could
 turn it off by passing TEXMF=$(texmf) in the top-level
 Makefile, but I think that people usually want to use their
 local config file.

It is probably sufficient to check whether there is an entry for mfw
and provide a message.

On the other hand, mf and mfw are somewhat special since the configure
option exists.  Maybe fmtutil could treat this in a special way
(ignore the mfw entry if needed).  What happens if there are binaries
for different platforms, some configured with --with-mfw=mf and some
not and they all share the same texmf tree?

 Looking at the generated fmtutil.cnf, I found that
 --with-mfw=mf does not disable the line for mfw, so that's
 indeed a bug (which was easy to fix).

 without the configure option --prefix=/usr/local/dtp so that
 everything goes into /usr/local.  But the result was:

 The default prefix of teTeX is /usr/local/teTeX.

I wonder why configure didn't complain that it couldn't find the texmf
tree.  This is what it should check first and it should abort
immediately with an error message.

Reinhard

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Re: texexec teTeX

2002-05-27 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Idris == Idris S Hamid [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 [...]
 it. Here is some more strange behavior:

 If I'm in root and do texexec, everything works fine.  If I'm in
 my user account and do texexec, everything works fine.

 If I su to my home directory from root (or su to root from my
 home dir), then texexec gives the error

 texexec
 `texexec.pl' not found.

If you login with su, the path defined in /etc/profile is not used.

su uses the path defined in /etc/login.defs.  Look at the variable
ENV_SUPATH.

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Re: inverting ps/pdf dvips problem

2002-04-28 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Kalyan == Kalyan Mukherjea [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Hi Joost, Thanks; the command $dvips -Ppdf -G0 hello.dvi -o
 hello.ps did indeed solve the problem! That is when, I now run
 pdftops on hello.ps the output is fine.  However when I call gv
 to view hello.ps the bar still bears the label gv: hello.dvi:

dvips puts the original filename (hello.dvi) as a comment at the top
of each file.

For example:

%!PS-Adobe-2.0
%%Creator: dvips(k) 5.86g Copyright 2001 Radical Eye Software
%%Title: hello.dvi
%%Pages: 1
%%PageOrder: Ascend
%%BoundingBox: 0 0 596 842

gv displays the title of the document, which is just the filename.
There is no way to set the %%Title comment from TeX, but on the other
hand one can imagine that other programs could insert something more
useful.

You can edit the ps file and replace the filename by something more
useful.

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tetex on aix help

2002-03-02 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 LU TUN [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 just install tetex, after run 
 latex try.tex 
 erro report:
 !undefined control sequence 
 1.1 \documentstyle

Did you really run latex?  This error message appears if one calls tex
instead of latex.

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teTeX documentation

2002-03-02 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Michael == Michael John Downes [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 4. It would be good if this command would show the FAQ with
 more, or something to that effect:

   texdoc teTeX-FAQ

If you solve the problems with files that have no extension, either
more is already used, or any other program set by the environment
variable $PAGER. 

 5. It would be good to have an additional option to allow
 grepping through the documentation tree, perhaps

   texdoc -l -s 'regular-expression-for-grep'

Allowing regexp search is always a good idea.  Do we need an extra
commandline switch here?  IMO it is sufficient to replace the
string-match by a regexp-match.

Even for people with no knowledge about regexps it is like a simple
substring-match.

But I think that grep should be called as grep -i.

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Re: teTeX beta 20011202 epstopdf

2002-02-12 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Siep == Siep  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Named configuration files would sound reasonable, with some
 prepackaged ones provided.

Agreed.

Another idea is not to pass the parameters via cmdline/environment but
put them directly into the ps-code

 /AutoFilterColorImages false
   /ColorImageFilter FlateEncode
   /AutoFilterGrayImages false
   /GrayImageFilter FlateEncode  setdistillerparams

This should work for gs and distiller.

See

  ghostscript/X.XX/doc/Ps2pdf.htm

and 

  http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/acrosdk/DOCS/distparm.pdf

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Re: pdflatex and tipa fonts - works

2002-01-19 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Reiner == Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Dear Reinhard, Thank you very much for your help. I am not sure
 what exactly I had to do in order to recreate the map files. At
 any rate, I probably fixed the problem:

 The file tipa.map already exists. It is in the distribution tar
 file and sits now in the directory
 /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config.

I suppose that you have installed all the tfm, type1, sty, fd files
correctly because you say that LaTeX works.  LaTeX uses the sty, fd
and tfm files.

Move to /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config and edit the file updmap.  Look
for extra_modules= and put tipa.map between the quotes.  Finally run
./updmap .  That should recreate psfonts.map, pdftex.map and ps2pk.map.

 What I didn't realize was that the Makefile in the distribution
 makes the implicit assumption that it is executed from the
 directory /usr/share/texmf (in the case of Redhat linux with the

No, preserve the directory structure from CTAN and run make install
from the directory where the Makefile is in.

make doc assumes that you want to install the documentation manually.  

After running make install, run mktexlsr (from any directory) and do
what I described above.

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Re: PDFLATEX version

2002-01-19 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 George == George White [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 If you have two versions of TeX installed in different places,
 you can switch between them by changing the executable search
 path.  The default is to find texmf.cnf relative to the
 binaries, so if you install under /usr/local and add the
 binaries directory to your PATH variable you will end up using
 the correct pool files.  If you want to go back to the old
 configuration (e.g., because you have a large document that
 would need changes to work with the new version) you just set
 the PATH variable back.

 You can also set TEXMFCNF to override the default (e.g., if you
 want to use pdftex installed in a non-standard location, but
 keep the other binaries from an earlier installation).

Yes, you can have two versions, but you see that it is not so easy as
it looked in your first mail.

The reason I replied is that I tried to find out why LaTeX is used by
very few people only.  The conclusion was, that the main reason is,
that anyone expects that a LaTeX user is either a mathematician, a
computer scientist, or a programmer.

I do not assume this if someone asks a question here.

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pdflatex and tipa fonts

2002-01-18 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Reiner == Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I installed the tipa fonts (symbols of the Internation Phonetic
 Alphabet) from CTAN and it works fine for LaTeX but not for
 pdflatex.

You obviously edited psfonts.map to make them visible to LaTeX/dvips.
But pdfTeX needs an entry in pdftex.map (in the same directory).  You
might also want to edit ps2pk.map.

A better way is to create a file tipa.map, edit the script
texmf/dvips/config/updmap and recreate the map files.

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Re: PDFLATEX version

2002-01-18 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 George == George White [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 It isn't hard to install a newer pdftex from source.  You can
 either replace your current versions or put the updated versions
 in a new place (e.g., /usr/local). 

I doubt that this works.  The reason is that both, the old and the new
version will search for *tex.pool.  TeX is not designed for dealing
with different versions to be installed at the same time.

To install a new version of pdfTeX, just compile it,

   copy pdftex and pdfetex (the binaries) to the place where the old
   versions are,

   do the same for pdftex.pool and pdfetex.pool,

   run texconfig init.

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Re: finally: new texmf tarball (beta-20011128)

2001-12-01 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Adrian == Adrian Bunk [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 - [not really new] it's often annoying that the
 default in dvips/config/config.ps is that dvips sends generated
 .ps files directly to the printer

I agree, but this has been discussed on this list some years ago and
most people wanted the behaviour as it is now.

Now I have a texmf-local and a texmf-cnf directory outside texmf and
they are searched for before texmf.  Thus I have no problems when
upgrading teTeX even if I rename texmf to texmf-version before
installing a new release.

Other people probably install a new version over an old one and all
configuration files are overwritten.  At least texmf.cnf has an
interesting feature:

% original texmf.cnf -- runtime path configuration file for kpathsea.
% (If you change or delete `original' on the previous line, the
% distribution won't install its version over yours.)

Couldn't the other config files be handled in a similar way?
texconfig should then remove the original automatically if
s.o. changes the file.

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Web2C 7.3.4: tex -fmt

2001-11-28 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

Hi,
I'm using the latest teTeX beta on Linux.

tex -fmt=latex filename results in a fatal format file error.

$ tex -fmt=latex mpx15542.tex 
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.4)
(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

Putting the line
%latex
into the file produces the same error message.

latex mpx15542.tex works.

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Re: finally: new teTeX pretest (20011103)

2001-11-04 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Thomas == Thomas Esser [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I cannot reproduce this. I guess, that some local fmtutil.cnf
 file on your side wants to create a mptopdf format. Just
 remove that line from your fmtutil.cnf file is the best
 solution, I think. 

Yes, that was the reason, thanks.

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Libraries

2001-10-26 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Paulo == Paulo J Matos aka PDestroy [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 How can I update the tex library?

Simply run

   texdoc TETEXDOC

Look at page 8.

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Re: Table of contents

2001-07-13 Thread Reinhard Kotucha


 Greg == Greg Gamble [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 02:03:35PM +0200, Enis Tuncer wrote:
 I am writing my thesis and using amsbook.cls. I can not get the
 subsections and subsubsections in contents page. Only chapter
 and sections are visible. In the *.toc file all the list
 (chapters, sections
 
 subsections and subsubsections) exist, however, not visible in
 the dvi file. Why? Any comment is welcome to solve my problem.


 [...]
 So what you want is to start your master .tex file something
 like:

 \documentclass[12pt]{amsbook} 
 \makeatletter
 \c@tocdepth=3
 \makeatother

Hi Greg,
I wonder that noone from the LaTeX team complained yet.

No normal user should need \makeatletter and \makeatother at all.
The LaTeX command is

\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}

If there should be any need to use \makeatletter in a LaTeX main file
then you should probably report it to the LaTeX3 mailing list.  At
least in LaTeX3 \makeatletter shouldn't be necessary, neither for a
normal user nor for a documentclass designer.

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Re: teTeX setting up problem tex.fmt not found

2001-07-10 Thread Reinhard Kotucha


 OHNash == OHNash  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 to answer my own question

 you can generate these two file by running 
 fmtutil --byfmt=tex
 and fmtutil --byfmt=latex

You can genarate all format files as configured in fmtutil.cnf by
running 

texconfig init

The makefile that built your teTeX system should already have done
that.  Probably something went wrong.

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embedding times for distilling to pdf

2001-06-30 Thread Reinhard Kotucha


 gijs == gijs van soest [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 The problem is that the times and helvetica fonts are not
 embedded in the ps file, while the cm and math fonts are. I need
 the fonts embedded, because the ps is going to be distilled to
 pdf, with all the fonts embedded as Type 1. The pdf now looks
 fine, but uses Windows font substitution, unsuitable for
 professional (book)printing.

Automatic font substitution is a stupid idea.

Attach the font file names to the end of the lines in psfonts.map as
it is done for other fonts.  


hv Helvetica TeXnANSIEncoding ReEncodeFont texnansi.enc hv__.pfb 

instead of 

hv Helvetica TeXnANSIEncoding ReEncodeFont texnansi.enc

If you want to create PDF, you could use pdftex as well.  This doesn't
solve your problem, you have to change pdftex.map in a similar way,
though pdftex embeds more fonts by default than dvips.

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Re: embedding times for distilling to pdf

2001-06-29 Thread Reinhard Kotucha


 Tom == Tom Kacvinsky [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I am using teTeX 1.0.7 and I don't have an adobe.map file.  I
 do, however, have a file named ar-std-adobe-kb.map that has
 these lines in it:

 [...]

Sorry, i've overlooked that.  The best way then to proceed is to edit
and execute the file texmf/dvips/config/updmap.

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xdvi.bin and xdvi.real

2001-06-20 Thread Reinhard Kotucha


 Eckhard == Eckhard Hoeffner [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I do not know, if this is a debian-problem or a teTeX-problem. I
 am using the teTeX 1.0.7+20001- Version
 (woody-Distribution). The xdvi script in /bin is using xdvi.bin
 $NAMEOPT $args $filename, however xdvi.bin does not exist. Its
 name is xdvi.real.

It's not a teTeX problem.  teTeX always provided xdvi.bin.

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Re: kpathsea: I can't find file `pcrr8rn'

2001-06-19 Thread Reinhard Kotucha


 Chris == Chris Majewski [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 OK, can you tell me which config file sets the various /texmf/
 directories which are searched?

There is some documentation in texmf/doc/tetex, it will certainly
give you some hints.

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mktexpk problem

2001-06-19 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Chris" == Chris Majewski [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Can somebody explain this?  -chris

 [okocim]14:45:17[abrodsky]$ xdvi smk kpathsea: Running mktexpk
 --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 2+44/600 --dpi 1244 ptmr8r
 mktexpk: Running gsftopk ptmr8r 1244 gsftopk(k) version 1.17gs:
 #^ 1 20 90 38 108 57.3198 gs: P4 gs: 22 22 gs: gs: 95.7053 gs:
 P4 gs: 89 122 gs: gs: ‚,A~(Bgs: ‚,Ax(Bgs: ‚,A`(Bgs: ‚,Ax(Bgs:
 ‚,A`(Bgs: ‚,A‚‚‚‚‚‚`(Bgs: gs: gs: ‚,A|(Bgs:
 gs: gs: P4 gs: 89 123 gs: gs: ‚,A€(Bgs: ‚,Ax(Bgs: ‚,Ap(Bgs:

It seems that the -dBATCH option is missing when gsftopk calls gs. 

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PS viewers.

2001-05-26 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 George == George J Wakileh [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Hello, Which programs are you using to view the PS output?  Can
 anybody give any sites where binaries are found?

ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/ghostgum/gsv36w32.zip

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new new font selection scheme (Was: URW fonts)

2001-05-03 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Karsten == Karsten Tinnefeld [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

[...]
 I've been thinking about a change when trying to adapt the
 corelpak-fonts to our needs, but I came to another conclusion.
 What we are in fact interested in is a flexible system on the
 user level which hides the font and file detail, and in which it
 does not really matter how the backend names are.  There was not
 much time to work it out, but my first draft had a user level
 syntax

 \usepackage [rm=palatino, sf=univers, tt=lettergothic] {corelpak}

This would be useful if people only want to use fonts from corelpak,
but it's better if one could combine these fonts with those of other
vendors as well.

I'd prefer the conventional way, i.e. \usepackage{palatino}.

BTW., it is a good idea to use Thierry Bouche's naming scheme, for
instance \usepackage{bpalatino} for a Palatino from Bitstream.  Many
fonts are available from several vendors and they are not identical,
even if the /FontName variable is the same. 

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Re: forward/inverse search

2001-05-03 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 Joost == Joost Kremers [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 [...]
 there are still two things i don't understand, though. when i do
 an inverse search, emacs tells me when done with a buffer, type
 C-x #. i have no idea what that is for. and if i do a forward

This means that you should type C-x # to kill a buffer that is
opened by an emacs client (xdvi in this case) instead of C-x k.

 search, xdvi has to be running.  somehow the call to xdvi does
 not manage to start up a new instance of xdvi.  i know this has

Probably it works if you set the environment in your ~/.emacs.

I tried an old (inofficial) version of xdvi some time ago and there is
still the following line in my ~/.emacs:

(server-start)
(setenv srcEditorCommand emacsclient --no-wait '+%u' '%s')

I do not remember whether this worked.

Regards,
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enabling context

2001-03-26 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Bob" == Bob van der Poel [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I have tetex installed by way of my Mandrake 7.2 linux. When, as
 root, I do:
   texexec --make en
 I get:
  TeXExec 1.9 - ConTeXt / PRAGMA ADE 1997-2000
 fmtutil: no info for format `cont-en'.

You must probably remove the comment character from the line
beginning "# cont-en" in the file texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf. 

# cont-en   pdfetex cont-usr.tex*cont-en.ini


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regarding psfig.tex...seems to missing from version 1.0.6 or at least it wasn't installed

2000-10-24 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Walter" == Walter Tautz [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 i just noticed that in the 1.0.6 source tar file that the
 directory 1.0.6/texk/dvipsk/contrib/psfig

If you use latex it is obsolete now.  Maybe it is still useful for
plain tex.  If you write new latex files, please type
`texdoc grfguide' to get the user manual of the graphics package. 

 has the file psfig.tex but does not appear to have been
 installed in the data tree however the readme suggests getting
 the full psfig from labrea.standford.edu. So is this still true?
 How to I go about adding psfig.tex to the data tree. My guess is
 if I copy under the tex directory somewhere aloong with all the
 files

 lprep68.pro lprep68.ps lprep70.pro lprep70.ps psfig.tex

No, that are files needed by dvips, but psfig.tex is used by tex.  Thus
it must anywhere where tex searches for files, i.e. texmf/tex/generic.

If you only want to compile a few very old files it might be better to
put it into the directory where these files are.

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Re: Error opening terminal: generic.

2000-10-06 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Ed" == Ed L Cashin [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Try setting the TERM environment variable to vt100.  In a
 Bourne-style shell, that would be:

 TERM=vt100 export TERM

 texconfig uses dialog, and I bet your $TERM is "generic", which
 dialog and I have never heard of.  Just a guess.

Hi Ed, there had been a problem in the past which Thomas has fixed in
the latest beta.  In older versions of teTeX texconfig first checks
whether /usr/bin/dialog exists on the system.  If yes, it is called
and uses the current TERM type.  If it does not exist it uses its own
dialog with TERM=generic.  The corresponding terminfo file and a
README is in texmf/texconfig.

If someone has a dialog in /bin rather than in /usr/bin and /bin comes
before teTeX/bin in $PATH, texconfig wants to use its own dialog, sets
TERM=generic but then runs /bin/dialog (without the full path) which
would cause this error message.

I had a problem when I installed my own teTeX on Slackware Linux.  The
Slackware setup program used teTeX's dialog because it was found first
in $PATH but that didn't know what to do with TERM=linux.

Thomas has changed two things now in the latest beta release.
1. texconfig now looks for a system dialog in /bin and /usr/bin, and
2. the dialog provided by teTeX is now called tcdialog to prevent
   clashes. 

It works well for me.

Regards,
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xdvi make world problem

2000-10-06 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Ronald" == Ronald Warner [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 ./configure was successful.  But when i do a make world, I get a
 "could not find app-default file for xdvi.  the program will
 exit now."

 How do I solve this since I can't seem to install tetex?

Could you please check whether the xdvi binary is installed as
xdvi.bin and the wrapper script xdvi exists?  The latter sets some
environment variables so that the app-defaults can be found in the
texmf tree.

The app-defaults file is texmf/xdvi/XDvi.

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Re: Bug#72630: tetex-bin: mkfontdesc fails on Debian [FIX]

2000-09-30 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Christoph" == Christoph Martin [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 C.M. Connelly writes:
 [...]

 We should fix mkfontdesc. Please try the following patch:

 20,22c20,22
  TEXMF=`kpsetool -v '$TEXMFMAIN'`
  pk=$TEXMF/fonts/pk
  FONTDESC=$TEXMF/fonts/fontdesc
 ---
  VARTEXFONTS=`kpsetool -v '$VARTEXFONTS'`
  pk=$VARTEXFONTS/pk
  FONTDESC=$VARTEXFONTS/fontdesc

This requires that the varfonts feature is enabled.  AFAIK it is
disabled by default in teTeX (see the comment in
texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf). 

One should also consider the case that the administrator generates the
most used fonts (see allcm(1), allec(1) and allneeded(1)) with
varfonts disabled and then makes the main texmf tree readonly.
This is useful to keep the $VARTEXFONTS directories small when the
main texmf tree is mounted on several machines.

Then it would make sense to generate a fontdesc file in both, the main
$TEXMF trees and in $VARTEXFONTS. 

Wouldn't it make sense to look for ttf, type42 and type1 fonts as well?

Regards,
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Re: Bug#72630: tetex-bin: mkfontdesc fails on Debian [FIX]

2000-09-30 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "C" == C M Connelly [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I'm not even convinced the fontdesc file is necessary at all,
 assuming that you're using the drivers that come with teTeX.
 From what I can tell, fontdesc files were used to tell DVI
 drivers where to look for fonts.  Now that those drivers are
 Berry-ized, they use the kpathsea library to find their files.

I always thought that fontdesc would create a file fonts.dir which can
be used by the X window system.  That would make sense.  But I just
looked at the source code and I now wonder as well what it is good
for.

Please excuse me for stealing your time
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including JPEG images..

2000-09-17 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "K" == K R Subramanian [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 This is a multi-part message in MIME format.I am having
 difficulty including JPEG images - I am running teTeX-1.0.7 (I
 think its the latest version).  I have attached the log file.
 It runs fine on my friend's teTeX version which is older than my
 version (and hence puzzling).

 [...]
 This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-13d (Web2C 7.3.1)

 Error: pdflatex (file logonavy.jpg): reading JPG image failed

Hi, I suppose that your pdftex (0.13d) is much too old.
The current beta release is 0.14g and can be found at

ftp://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/tex/local/cstug/thanh/pdftex/snapshots/2912/

You don't have to compile everything (which didn't work for me), just
./configure  make pdftex.  And please don't forget to replace the
old pdftex.pool as well.

You might also need the current version of pdftex.def.

http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/pdftex.def

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pdflatex - Too many unprocessed floats

2000-05-08 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "mendes" == mendes  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Hello I am running pdflatex that came with tetex.  One specific
 file has loads of fugures and no text (onl;y in the captions).
 When I run pdflatex I always get: ! LaTeX Error: Too many
 unprocessed floats.  How can I get rid of this error?

If there is no text at all the output routine is never called and all
the floats are stored.  There is room for "only" 18 floats, as far as
I remember.  You can use \clearpage to force LaTeX to shipout stuff.

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Not enough room left !

2000-04-18 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Quy" == Quy  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Hi, I use tetex-1.0.6 on RH6.1. I would like compile a font
 example document with about 360 type1 fonts.  But unfortunately,
 I have a error : ...  ! Font T1/foo/m/it/12=foori8t at 12.0pt
 not loaded: Not enough room left.  ...  Anyone can tell me how I
 can modify TeX configuration for compiling this example please.

I'm not an expert, but you could enlarge font_mem_size in texmf.cnf.
Maybe that helps.

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Re: Smart quotes

2000-04-11 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Benji" == Benji Fisher [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 [...]
  One problem with your method is that it turns

   He said "no"!

 into

   He said ``no``!

No, it doesn't.  Punctuation marks usually have \catcode 12, not 11.
It should even work if they are active.  Problems arise, for instance,
when the quoted text begins with a number rather than with a letter.

  I prefer to let my text editor do the work.

This is the better way, I think.

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fmtutil / kpathsea

2000-04-01 Thread Reinhard Kotucha

 "Hans" == Hans Fredrik Nordhaug [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 [ teTeX 1.0] I have two questions:

 1) How do I regenerate the old latex209 and slitex formats with
 fmtutil? [Can it be done?]  I have the neccesary files and it
 works fine with initex:
 tex -ini -fmt latex209 -progname latex209 lplain.tex
   
 I have added the neccesary lines in fmtutil.cnf 
 latex209 tex - lplain.tex 
 slitex tex - splain.tex

 The problem is that these formats ask for user input and at
 that point fmtutil aborts.  Is there an easy fix for this?

Yes.  Replace lplain.tex by latex209.ini and splain.tex by slitex.ini
in fmtutil.cnf.

Then create the two little files:

latex209.ini: 
--
\input lplain   
\dump   
--

and slitex.ini: 
--
\input splain   
\dump   
--

You don't have to rename the format files because (ini)tex will create
latex209.fmt and slitex.fmt instead of lplain.fmt and splain.fmt.

Don't forget to run texhash.  And don't use latex209 or slitex for
your documents.

[It is preferable for later maintenance that all
formats can be generate with fmtutil.]

This is exactly the reason fmtutil had been written.

2) In the documentation for kpathsea (may-99) it says the one
should use a underscore (for portability), not a periode, in the
definition of inputs for the tex-family, i.e, TEXINPUTS_program.
This is not done in texmf.cnf, very wisely since all the programs
(as far as I have seen) use TEXINPUTS.program

Is this a typo in the manual or am I missing something?

TEXINPUTS_latex is mentioned in section 3.2 when he talks about
environment variables.  In section 3.2.1 (Config files) he says:

Each remaining line must look like
 variable[.progname] [=] value 

Thus environment variables are treated different.

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