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Re: [groff] Upgrade to 1.22.4 breaks PDF font

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [groff] Upgrade to 1.22.4 breaks PDF font
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:58:17 +0000
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 05:00:43PM +0000, Richard Morse wrote:
> Hi! I just upgraded to groff 1.22.4, and suddenly my files are not
> turning into PDFs properly. The error is "can't find font NR" (and
> "NI"). This is on Mac OS X 10.13, with the groff installed by
> Homebrew.
> Looking at /usr/local/share/groff/1.22.4/font/devpdf, especially when
> comparing it with devps, shows that there are many fewer fonts for the
> PDF than for the PS device (which I don't think is supposed to
> happen). The "NR" and "NI" fonts were definitely there in 1.22.3.

It's likely that this is a bug in the Homebrew formula: you can confirm
this by looking for "URW fonts for pdf" in the configure output (it
should say "yes", but I bet it says "no").  The formula needs to make
sure that whatever provides a010013l.pfb is installed when groff is

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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