pkfix-helper – Make PostScript files accessible to pkfix
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.
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|Copyright||2009 Scott Pakin
|Contained in||TeX Live as pkfix-helper|
|MiKTeX as pkfix-helper|
manipulate or examine fonts
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- 2011-06-13 CTAN Update: pkfix-helper
- 2010-10-24 CTAN update: pkfix-helper
- 2009-08-09 CTAN update: pkfix-helper
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