# Font problems with pslatex [closed]

I am not really familiar with pslatex, I usually prefer pdflatex.

I prepared a document, compiled with pdflatex many times and everything works perfectly. Now I have to recompile it with pslatex.

I converted the images from pdf to ps and tried to run pslatex myfile.tex.

Everything works, but when I try to open the dvi file I get uncomprensible text.

For example:

Random Spanning ...


is

Q'ncnl Ro'nnlnf ...


I guess it is a problem related to font packages or something similar.

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## closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright♦Aug 11 '13 at 9:26

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. –  Anke Mar 20 '13 at 10:01
why do you want to use pslatex. You can still use pdflatex with \usepackage{mathptmx,helvet,courier} to get the same fonts. –  Herbert Mar 20 '13 at 10:11
pslatex is imposed by other people for obscure reasons. unfortunately I have to fix the problem. –  BigG Mar 20 '13 at 10:13
Perhaps it is only a problem with the dvi viewer (which one?). What happens when you generate a ps with dvips and open the file with gsview? –  Ulrike Fischer Mar 20 '13 at 10:59
Wow I didn't even realise pslatex was still distributed with texlive. There can't be any good reason for using that now (I wrote it:-) –  David Carlisle Mar 20 '13 at 11:12