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Re: Bugs in CYGWIN teTeX
- From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke at gnu dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 10:12:10 +0200
- Subject: Re: Bugs in CYGWIN teTeX
- Organization: Jan at Appel
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Dear Mr. Esser:
[you probably won't find Thomas here :) ]
> I have just installed the teTeX distribution that comes with CYGWIN, I
> have found various bugs that, after a week of pain, I have resolved.
Thanks for looking into it.
> 1- XDVI Configuration: Unconvinient shrink buttons; the initial shrink ratio
> does not correspond to any button. In the texconfig v0.99
> in the run_xdvi_setup_mode() function are defined 4 buttons, but actually
> the shrink buttons are only 3. The fullsize button is not the #1. Instead
> of "b1=1; b2=2; b3=3; b4=4" it should be "b1=2; b2=3; b3=4". Actually, for
> a small screen with 300dpi I have found better "b1=2; b2=4; b3=6".
I don't fully understand. Do you suggest this problem is unique to
Cygwin, or do you see this in a UNIX environment too? Note that xdvik
is derived from xdvi, which is developed by Paul Vojta
(email@example.com). You may want to get the latest xdvi
(ftp://ftp.math.berkeley.edu/pub/Software/TeX) and see if the problem
is fixed; and otherwise to report to him.
> 2-xdvi fails to find poscript fonts. After generating the ghostscript fonts
> with the t1mapper, xdvi still makes pk files for postscript fonts.
> The problem is with the file ps2pk.map in which the gs fonts appear with
> an encode number they should not have. Example, instead of
> ptmr8r NimbusRomNo9L-Regu "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc
> it should be
> ptmr8r NimbusRomNo9L-Regu "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <utmr.pfb
Why do you think that? I'm not a guru at Type1 fonts usage in TeX,
but this is right from the teTeX source, and Debian GNU/Linux uses the
I would like to advise you to make a small example file that
illustrates your problem, and send a bug report to
> 3-All the fonts are allways done in the working directory and not
> in VARTEXFONTS. The problem is due to the kpathsea script mktex.opt. Here
> the path-separator is set SEP=';' as in DOS, but CYGWIN is like UNIX.
> The problem is that such script uses the fact that COMSPEC is defined
> to deduce that the OS is DOS-WINDOWS. In CYGWIN COMSPEC is also defined.
Ok thanks, I missed that one. mktexlsr, for example, had the same
problem. This will be fixed in the next release. It seems that some
strange/misguided patches for Cygwin found their way into teTeX once,
that define Cygwin as DOSISH troughout. Most annoying. My latest
fixes for Cygwin have not been included upstream yet.
> 4- Using the terminal RXVT the texconfig dialog does not appear. The fact
> is that RXVT claims to be xterm but actually it is not. But it is vt100
> compatible, so if one sets TERM=vt100, everything is OK. With the true
> xterm of X11 texconfig works fine.
Ok. I'll add that to the release notes. I consider this a bug in RXVT.
> I hope that this information could be useful.
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <firstname.lastname@example.org> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien | http://www.lilypond.org
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