On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Nik Ingle wrote:

> I hope this is a good place for this message, as I saw hints of similar
> problems in the archives.
> I am running tetex-dvips-1.0.7-7.i386.rpm on a RH7 installation
> I am trying to get dvips to use type1 fonts so that ps2pdf generates good
> (scalable) pdf files.  I have been successful with dvips 5.78 on my Suns,
> but am hitting a brick wall with dvips 5.86 on linux.
> 1) In theory I can use dvips -Ppdf and the type1 fonts should be used, but
> my pdf output looks lousy.
> 2) I download the cm bluesky font stuff from CTAN and make a font map
> file, tell dvips to use it and now all I get in my pdf file is courier
> fonts.  They look good, but they are courier only!
> 3) I download the bakoma font stuff from CTAN, make a font map file, tell
> divps to use it and I get an ERROR in encoding error.
> 4) I change my font map file to use << instead of < for the bakoma fonts,
> and I no longer get the ERROR in encoding error, but the pdf output is
> lousy.
> Can anyone tell me what is going on?
> thanks
> Nik


You need Ghostscript 6.xx or later. There is a Ghostscript 6.50 rpm from
RedHat in one of their RawHide series. Sadly Ghostscript 5.50 is what one
gets from RedHat 7.1 probably to assure a bigger set of printer drivers.

You don't need to patch teTeX as described. If you want to change teTeX
(due to some other reason) probably a better starting point is the teTeX
beta (not available as rpm as far as I know).

Getting a Ghostscript that solves your problem and supports your printer
drivers may be a problem depending on your particular circunstances. There
are Ghostscript rpms (for RedHat 7.x) from the Ghostscript developers that
will install under /usr/local and zap whatever /usr/bin/gs is around. But
then you discover that they were compiled for a small set of printer

There is a known problem with Ghostscript 7.00 with respect to tetex (more
precisely gsftopk). Getting the distribution from CVS at sourceforge or
from Paul Vojta's web page and compiling it solves that.

Ghostscript has a GNU license up to 6.5* and an Aladdin license for 7.* if
that is an issue with you.

Coexistence on the same host of two versions of ghostscript is probably
doable but currently seems to be beyond my time and patience. Compiling GS
7.* with support for the HP ink jet drivers also...

Good luck!

João Palhoto Matos                     http://www.math.ist.utl.pt/~jmatos
Departamento de Matemática
Instituto Superior Técnico
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