Name

updmap.cfg — configuration Settings for outline fonts

Description

The configuration file updmap.cfg contains declarative instructions, which will be used to build font map files.

[Caution]Caution

Do not edit this file directly. Run initexmf --edit-config-file updmap to edit configuration settings for outline fonts.

Instructions

updmap.cfg can contain the following instructions:

dvipsPreferOutline value

Specifies whether Dvips prefers bitmap fonts or outline fonts if both are available. Valid values are true (default) and false.

Independend of this setting, outlines can be forced by putting

p psfonts_t1.map

into a configuration file that Dvips reads. Bitmaps (for the fonts in question) can be forced by putting

p psfonts_pk.map

into a configuration file. Such configuration files are provided, which can be enabled via

dvips -Poutline ...

resp.

dvips -Ppk ...
LW35 value

Specifies which fonts for the “Basic 35 LaserWriter Fonts will be used and how their file names are chosen. Valid values:

URW

URW fonts with “vendor” file names (e.g., n019064l.pfb).

URWkb

URW fonts with “berry” file names (e.g., uhvbo8ac.pfb). URWkb is the default value.

ADOBE

Adobe fonts with “vendor” file names (e.g. hvnbo___.pfb).

ADOBEkb

Adobe fonts with “berry” file names (e.g., phvbo8an.pfb).

dvipsDownloadBase35 value

Specifies whether Dvips downloads the standard 35 LaserWriter fonts with the document. If these fonts are not downloaded, then they must be available in the PostScript printer (interpreter). Valid values are true and false (default).

Whatever is specified here, the user can override it by specifying

dvips -Pdownload35 ...

resp.

dvips -Pbuiltin35 ...

to either download the LW35 fonts resp. use the build-in fonts.

pdftexDownloadBase14 value

Specifies whether pdfTeX downloads the base 14 PDF fonts. Valid values are true (default) and false.

Since some configurations (PostScript / PDF tools / printers) use bad default fonts, it is safer to download the fonts. The PDF files will get bigger, though.

dvipdfmDownloadBase14 value

Specifies whether Dvipdfm downloads the base 14 PDF fonts. Valid values are true (default) and false.

Since some configurations (PostScript / PDF tools / printers) use bad default fonts, it is safer to download the fonts. The PDF files will get bigger, though.

Map filename

Arranges that the contents of filename will be included in psfonts.map.

MixedMap filename

Arranges that the contents of filename will be included in psfonts.map, unless dvipsPreferOutline is set to false.

Mixed” means that the fonts referenced in the file are available as bitmap and as outline.