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UPDMAP.CFG(5)                                                    UPDMAP.CFG(5)



NAME
       updmap.cfg - configuration of font mapping/inclusion for dvips and friends.

DESCRIPTION
       The  file  updmap.cfg  is  the  central  font  configuration  file of a TeX system and is read by updmap(1). It
       describes if and how fonts should be included (or not included) into  PS-/PDF-files.  This  works  for  Outline
       (Postscript Type1) and Bitmap Fonts (Postscript Type3) mostly coming from MetaFont.

       updmap  is  a  utility  that  creates  font  configuration  files  for  dvips(1), pdftex(1), xdvi(1), ps2pk(1),
       gsftopk(1), dvipdfm(1) and (soon) dvipdfmx(1).  In an ideal world, updmap would be unnecessary -- each of these
       programs  would  read  the  same  configuration  file  to learn what fonts are available and how they should be
       treated.  As things stand, however, each of these tools has subtly different requirements and thereby needs its
       own  font  configuration file.  updmap creates font configuration files for all of these programs from a single
       source, updmap.cfg, allowing you to easily keep all the different configuration files in sync.

       dvipsPreferOutline
       Configures if dvips (by default) should prefer bitmap fonts or outline fonts if both are available? Independent
       of  this  setting,  outlines  can  be forced by putting "p psfonts_t1.map" into a config file that dvips reads.
       Bitmaps can be forced by putting "p psfonts_pk.map" into a config file. We provide such config files which  can
       be enabled via dvips -Poutline ... resp. dvips -Ppk ...
       Valid settings for dvipsPreferOutline are true / false.

       LW35
       Which fonts of the "Basic 35 Laserwriter Fonts" do you want to use and how are the filenames chosen? Valid set-
       tings:
       URW:     URW fonts with "vendor" filenames (e.g. n019064l.pfb)
       URWkb:   URW fonts with "berry" filenames (e.g. uhvbo8ac.pfb)
       ADOBE:   Adobe fonts with "vendor" filenames (e.g. hvnbo___.pfb)
       ADOBEkb: Adobe fonts with  "berry" filenames (e.g. phvbo8an.pfb)

       dvipsDownloadBase
       Configures if dvips (by default) should download the standard 35 LaserWriter fonts into the document (set true)
       or should these fonts be used from the ps interpreter / printer (set false).
       The user can override the default by specifying dvips -Pdownload35 built-in fonts.
       Valid settings are true / false.

       pdftexDownloadBase14
       Should  pdftex  download  the  base 14 pdf fonts? Since some configurations (ps / pdf tools / printers) use bad
       default fonts, it is safer to download the fonts. The pdf files will get bigger, though.
       Valid settings are true (download the fonts) or false (don't download the fonts). Adobe recomments to embed all
       fonts.

       dvipdfmDownloadBase14
       Should  dvipdfm  download  the base 14 pdf fonts? Since some configurations (ps / pdf tools / printers) use bad
       default fonts, it is safer to download the fonts. The pdf files will get bigger, though.
       Valid settings are true (download the fonts) or false (don't download the fonts).

       Map
       Points to a map file, which describes a mapping from a font (called in the TeX document) to the pfb  file  con-
       taining the Postscript code.
       Usage: Map filename.map

       The syntax of map files is the same as dvips(1) uses, see section 6.4, "'psfonts.map': PostScript font catalog"
       in the manual of dvips(1), available as info and pdf file.

       MixedMap
       Similar to Map. It should be used when there is Type1 and a bitmap  implementation  of  the  font  (the  latter
       mostly  coming from MetaFont). These entries will not be used in the default map of dvips if dvipsPreferOutline
       is set to false.
       Usage: MixedMap filename.map

       The sign # precedes a comment.

       Not used Map files should be commented out using the string #! at the beginning of the line. These entries  can
       be (de-)activaed using updmap with the options --enable and --disable.

SPECIAL TO DEBIAN
       In  Debian  the file updmap.cfg is a generated file sitting in /var. It is generated by concatenating the *.cfg
       files from /etc/texmf/updmap.d/. These files follow the syntax of updmap.cfg, but contain only parts of it.

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Hilmar Preusse <hille42ATweb.de>, for the  Debian  GNU/Linux  system  by  simply
       copying  the comments from updmap.cfg and rewriting some of them. It may be used by other distributions without
       contacting the author. Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries  about  or  correc-
       tions to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).

SEE ALSO
       updmap(1), info page of dvips(1)

THANKS TO
       Frank Kuester, Thomas Esser.



Debian/GNU Linux                  AUGUST 2005                    UPDMAP.CFG(5)