.pkfiles in its output. Even PDFTeX will use
.pkfiles if it can see no alternative for a font in the document it is processing. Our remedy is to use “Adobe Type 1” versions of the fonts we need. Since Adobe are in the business of selling Type 1 fonts, Reader was of course made to deal with them really rather well, from the very beginning. Of course, if your document uses nothing but fonts that came from Adobe in the first place — fonts such as Times that appear in pretty much every PostScript printer, or such as Adobe Sabon that you pay extra for — then there’s no problem. But most people use Computer Modern to start with, and even those relative sophisticates who use something as exotic as Sabon often find themselves using odd characters from CM without really intending to do so. Fortunately, rather good versions of the CM fonts are available from the AMS (who have them courtesy of Blue Sky Research and Y&Y). Most modern systems have the fonts installed ready to use; and any system installed less than 3 years ago has a dvips configuration file ‘
This may produce a warning message about failing to find the configuration file:dvips -Ppdf myfile -o myfile.ps
or something similar, or about failing to find a font file:dvips: warning: no config file for `pdf'
Either of these failures signals that your system doesn’t have the fonts in the first place. A way of using the fonts that doesn’t involve the sophistication of thedvips: ! Couldn't find header file cmr10.pfb
-Ppdfmechanism is simply to load maps:
You may encounter the same warning messages as listed above. If your system does not have the fonts, it won’t have the configuration file either; however, it might have the configuration file without the fonts. In either case, you need to install the fonts.dvips -Pcmz -Pamz myfile -o myfile.ps
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