updmap

Section: teTeX (1)
Updated: February 2005
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NAME

updmap - Update font map files for TeX output drivers.

updmap-sys - Update font map files for TeX output drivers system-wide.

 

SYNOPSIS

updmap [ OPTION ... ] [ COMMAND ... ]

updmap-sys [ OPTION ... ] [ COMMAND ... ]

 

DESCRIPTION

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, allowing you to easily keep all the different configuration files in sync.

updmap reads a configuration file, updmap.cfg(5) and, depending on the options specified in that file and on the command line, updmap will write generated map files to a directory of your choosing (via one of the --*outputdir options), or automatically determine where to place the files. In the latter case, it tries to use the tree where the variable TEXMFVAR points to. When used with the options --edit, --setoption, --enable, --disable, or --syncwithtrees, updmap will first write updmap.cfg(5) and regenerate the map files only if this file has been changed.

 

OPTIONS

The following command-line options are available:

--cnffile file
Specify a configuration file.
--dvipsoutputdir directory
Specify the output directory for map files generated with dvips syntax.
--pdftexoutputdir directory
Specify the output directory for map files generated with pdftex syntax.
--dvipdfmoutputdir directory
Specify the output directory for map files generated with dvipdfm syntax.
--outputdir directory
Specify the output directory for all generated map files.
--nohash
Do not run texhash(1).
--nomkmap
Do not recreate existing map files.
--quiet
Reduce verbosity.

The following commands can be substituted for COMMAND:

--edit
Edit the updmap.cfg file.
--help
Show a command and option summary.
--showoptions item
Show alternatives for option item.
--setoption option value
Set option to value, where option is one of:
dvipsPreferOutline
LW35
dvipsDownloadBase35
pdftexDownloadBase14
dvipdfmDownloadBase14
--enable maptype mapfile
Add or enable a Map or MixedMap for mapfile.
--enable Map=mapfile
Add or enable a Map for mapfile.
--enable MixedMap=mapfile
Add or enable a MixedMap for mapfile.
--disable mapfile
Disable Map or MixedMap for mapfile.
--syncwithtrees
Disable entries in the config file that refer to map files which are unavailable.
--listmaps
List all active and inactive maps.
--listavailablemaps
List all active and inactive maps, but restrict output to map files that are available in one of the texmf trees.

 

FILES

Configuration and input files:

updmap.cfg
Main configuration file. In texmf/web2c by default, but may be located elsewhere depending on your distribution.
dvips35.map
Map file for standard 35 PostScript fonts for use with dvips(1).
pdftex35.map
Map file for standard 35 PostScript fonts for use with pdftex(1).
dvipdfm35.map
Map file for standard 35 PostScript fonts for use with dvipdfm(1).
ps2pk35.map
Map file for standard 35 PostScript fonts for use with ps2pk(1).

Output files:

psfonts.map
For dvips(1). Soft link against psfonts_t1.map if option dvipsPreferOutline active, else against psfonts_pk.map.
psfonts_pk.map
For dvips(1). Without information from MixedMap files. (Setting of dvipsPreferOutline ignored.)
psfonts_t1.map
For dvips(1). With information from MixedMap files. (Setting of dvipsPreferOutline ignored.)
download35.map
For dvips(1). Always downloads the standard 35 fonts. (Setting of dvipsDownloadBase35 ignored.)
builtin35.map
For dvips(1). Never downloads the standard 35 fonts. (Setting of dvipsDownloadBase35 ignored.)
pdftex.map
For pdftex(1). Soft link against pdftex_dl14.map if option pdftexDownloadBase14 active, else against pdftex_ndl14.map.
pdftex_dl14.map
For pdftex(1). Always downloads the standard 14 fonts.
pdftex_ndl14.map
For pdftex(1). Never downloads the standard 14 fonts.
dvipdfm.map
For dvipdfm(1). Soft link against dvipdfm_dl14.map if option dvipdfmDownloadBase14 active, else against dvipdfm_ndl14.map.
dvipdfm_dl14.map
For dvipdfm(1). Always downloads the standard 14 fonts.
dvipdfm_ndl14.map
For dvipdfm(1). Never downloads the standard 14 fonts.
ps2pk.map
Similar to psfonts.map file, but forces all fonts to be downloaded, so this map file can be used with xdvi(1) and ps2pk(1).

teTeX configuration files for dvips(1) tuned for use with updmap:

config.builtin35
Loads buildin35.map instead of psfonts.map.
config.download35
Loads download35.map instead of psfonts.map.
config.outline
Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map.
config.pdf
Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map and has additional optimizations for PDF generation.
config.pk
Loads psfonts_pk.map instead of psfonts.map.
config.www
Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map. (For compatibility with previous versions of teTeX.)
config.gstopk
Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map.

 

SEE ALSO

updmap.cfg(5), dvipdfm(1), dvips(1), gsftopk(1), pdftex(1), ps2pk(1), texhash(1), xdvi(1).

Web page: <http://tug.org/teTeX/>

 

BUGS

None known, but report any bugs found to <tetex@dbs.uni-hannover.de> (mailing list).

 

AUTHOR

updmap was written by Thomas Esser <te@dbs.uni-hannover.de> and is in the public domain.

This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <cmc@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system and later slightly adapted for teTeX 3.


 

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