CTAN update: pkfix-helper

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Apr 13 11:34:44 CEST 2009

the cambridge upload daemon's moving finger wrote:

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> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: pkfix-helper
> Author's name: Scott Pakin
> Location on CTAN: support/pkfix-helper
> Summary description: Make PostScript files produced by older dvips versions accessible to pkfix
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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> pkfix is a useful utility for replacing resolution-dependent bitmapped
> fonts in a dvips-produced PostScript file with the corresponding
> resolution-independent vector fonts.  Unfortunately, pkfix needs to
> parse certain PostScript comments that appear only in files produced
> by dvips versions later than 5.58 (ca. 1996); it fails to work on
> PostScript files produced by older versions of dvips.
> pkfix-helper is a program that attempts to insert newer-dvips comments
> into an older-dvips PostScript file, thereby making the file suitable
> for processing by pkfix.  pkfix-helper can sometimes process documents
> fully autonomously but does require the user to verify and, if needed,
> correct its decisions.
> CHANGES IN VERSION 1.1: When producing font samples (TeX and
> PostScript), pkfix-helper now knows how to break pages -- useful for
> documents containing a large number of fonts.  Thanks to Rogério Brito
> for suggesting this feature.
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> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/pkfix-helper.html

(it will change minutely overnight tonight.)

> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/pkfix-helper

i have installed the update, and updated the catalogue repository.

thanks for the upload.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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