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Re: [groff] Upgrade to 1.22.4 breaks PDF font

From: Bertrand Garrigues
Subject: Re: [groff] Upgrade to 1.22.4 breaks PDF font
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:37:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Richard,

On Tue, Feb 19 2019 at 10:58:17 PM, Colin Watson <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> built.

There were some changes in the devpdf fonts management, mainly because
ghostscript broke some things on version 9.21 (see commit
2b5a438e0c205a5f118b456db7438e35dab50e09).  Which ghostcript version do
you have? Also, as Colin said, providing the configure logs may help.



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