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Bugs in CYGWIN teTeX
- From: "rodmedina at cantv dot net" <rodmedina at cantv dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 15:49:17 -0400
- Subject: Bugs in CYGWIN teTeX
- Reply-to: rodmedina at cantv dot net
Dear Mr. Esser:
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.
The problems were:
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".
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
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.
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.
I hope that this information could be useful.
Centro de Fisica,IVIC, Venezuela
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