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[groff] 01/03: PROBLEMS: Update foundry test failure discussion.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 01/03: PROBLEMS: Update foundry test failure discussion.
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2023 07:27:48 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit 981eb64cd5fdf3fc2a11c55eeb74c66531d23e15
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Sat Feb 25 06:20:33 2023 -0600

    PROBLEMS: Update foundry test failure discussion.
 PROBLEMS | 27 ++++++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/PROBLEMS b/PROBLEMS
index 5379e2d7e..3847bfed5 100644
@@ -809,19 +809,20 @@ Use GNU make instead; it may be available in 
-* Tests about foundries fail when I run "make check".
-FAIL: font/devpdf/tests/
-FAIL: font/devpdf/tests/
-We attempt to configure the 'gropdf' output driver with a maximal set of
-features, including the embedding of Type 1 font files into PDF
-documents.  If those font files cannot be located, they cannot be
-embedded.  Moreover, PDF viewers are only required to provide 14 fonts
-internally; all other fonts _require_ embedding, and the current version
-of the PDF standard recommends that _all_ fonts be embedded.  The
-notices emitted when you run the 'configure' script will warn if test
-failures are expected.
+* The "check-default-foundry" test fails when I run "make check".
+Your Ghostscript installation may have its fonts embedded in the
+executable; this can be discerned by searching for the pattern "%rom%"
+in its search path.
+  $ gs -h | grep '%rom%'
+The consequence is that gropdf(1) will be unable to embed fonts into PDF
+files it generates (apart from groff's "EURO" font) when the default
+foundry is used.  This is the same outcome as if Ghostscript were not
+installed at all.  If you install URW fonts (see "INSTALL.extra"), you
+will be able to embed them all by using the use the "U" foundry with
+gropdf to overcome this problem.

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