bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #56748, URW font name changes (again!!)


bug #56748: URW font name changes (again!!)

Submitted by:  Deri James <deri>
Submitted on:  Sun 11 Aug 2019 03:16:51 PM UTC  
Category:  Font devpdf Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Build/Installation Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Deri James <deri>
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Sun 11 Aug 2019 03:16:51 PM UTC, original submission:  

Artifex have renamed the URW fonts again, and the zip file containing the original named fonts (which is referred to in the configure script if the fonts are not found) is no longer available. See this message:-


In order to cater for this change I have updated the Foundry.in file and added two option flags to BuildFoundries.pl. The first flag is "--dirURW" which can be followed by the directory which contains the path to the directory with the URW fonts. The second is "--check" which does a "dry run", not changing anything, it exits with a status of zero if all the fonts and .afm files it requires have been found, otherwise it exits with 1 if any font files are missing or 2 if any .afm files were not found. 3 means both. In this "check" mode it opens the file "Foundry.in" (rather than "Foundry" so that it could be run at the configure stage. Additionally you can pass the directory of devpdf on the command line rather than switching to it in configure.

When "--dirURW" is given it is placed at the start of directories to be searched. Currently, configure still fails if you specify "--with-urw-fonts-dir" using the latest URW fonts from github, because it is looking for the original font filenames, not what they are now called. I don't feel confident changing the configure script to use the new "--check" mode, any volunteers?

I have attached the new versions. If you have the URW fonts somewhere on the system and want to test, you can circumvent the current configure test by "touch a0100131.pfb" in the same directory as the URW fonts, and BuildFoundries will find the fonts, even though it will use the old way of patching the Foundry file rather than passing a command line argument.

Deri James <deri>
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file #47326:  Foundry.in added by deri (8KiB - application/octet-stream)
file #47327:  BuildFoundries.pl added by deri (10KiB - application/x-perl)


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    2019-08-11 deri Attached File- => Added Foundry.in, #47326
        Attached File- => Added BuildFoundries.pl, #47327

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