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has caused the Debian Bug report #376418,
regarding dblatex: Font setup uses obsolete way to access Postscript fonts
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Re: Bug#376418: dblatex: Font setup uses obsolete way to access Postscript fonts
Mon, 03 Jul 2006 11:47:42 +0200
Hi dblatex people,
here is an other bug I'v just submitted to the Debian BTS, and it must
be your (upstream's) responsibility.
Frank Küster <[email protected]> wrote:
> Version: 0.1.9-2
> In dbk_hyper.sty, dblatex loads pslatex.sty. First of all, this is a
> strange file to do that, since pslatex.sty changes fonts and has nothing
> to do with hyperref features.
> But the real bug is that pslatex.sty is obsolete, see also
> l2tabuen.pdf. In the package it says:
> ,----[ pslatex.sty ]
> | % This file consists of verbatim copies of times.sty and mathptm.sty
> | % to get a basic times/helvetica/courier setup.
> And in psnfss2e.pdf, the main documentation for using PostScript fonts
> under LaTeX, mathptm.sty is described:
> ,----[ 9.2 The package mathptm ]
> | The package mathptm is a predecessor to mathptmx. In contrast to the
> | latter and to LaTeX's standard behavior, lowercase Greek in math is
> | typeset upright. Zapf Chancery is used as the calligraphic math
> | alphabet, which causes some problems with proper spacing. mathptm needs
> | the font cmex9, which may not be available in Type 1 format.
> This means that math symbols will look strange, spacing problems might
> occur, and generated PDF files might contain Type3 fonts (pixel fonts)
> which are not suited for screen display.
> The package should load these packages instead:
> By the way, with the wide textwidth you use, Times is not optimal (it
> has been designed for newspapers with their very small columns).
> Palatino (mathpazo.sty) might be better suited, although the document
> will get a bit longer.
> Here are some minor additional bugs:
> - graphicx should not be loaded with option dvips. This is not
> necessary, it will detect itself whether PDF or DVI output has been
> chosen. The current setting will break if you try to create a PDF
> with pdfTeX from the same LaTeX source.
> - Please do not use epsfig. It has been obsolete for ages. graphicx
> already provides all that is needed to include figures.
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