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+---------------------------------------+ | PKFIX-HELPER | | | | Help pkfix process PostScript files | | produced by ancient versions of dvips | | | | Scott Pakin, email@example.com | +---------------------------------------+ Description =========== 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. Installation ============ pkfix-helper has essentially the same requirements as pkfix. To run it, you will need: * Perl (http://www.cpan.org/) * Ghostscript (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/) * tftopl (comes with most TeX distributions) Simply copy pkfix-helper to somewhere in your search path (e.g., /usr/local/bin/) and you should be good to go. You may also want to install and/or print the documentation (pkfix-helper.pdf -- or in TeX Live, pkfix-helper.man1.pdf -- and encoding-samples.pdf) and install the Unix man page (pkfix-helper.1). At a minimum, you should *read* the documentation; pkfix-helper usage is neither completely automatic nor completely intuitive. Copyright and license ===================== Copyright (C) 2009-2020, Scott Pakin This file may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2006/05/20 or later.