This question is linked to this one. I want concrete math to be smooth. Following the answer of egreg, I obtain an arithmetic overflow. I think this is due to the 8000dpi specified in the answer. In fact, if I use lower resolution, for example by means of:


I succeed in obtaining higher resolution font (with respect to the 600dpi fonts, that are default ones in my knowledge), and actually the above specified 2540dpi resolution is the highest that I can obtain without incurring in the overflow. The question is: is there a way to avoid the arithmetic overflow? (I am using TexLive 2013.)

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  • I tried the same example, adding also some math, with 12pt main point size and \Huge, not getting any overflow. In TeX Live 2013 and 2014. The fonts created have .19904pk extension. It's painfully slow, but it works. – egreg Dec 3 '14 at 17:01
  • You are totally right Enrico. In the attempt of compiling my thesis, I obtained that overflow, and I thought I would have obtained the same error with the MWE in the link above. I am now compiling each chapter separately in order to understand what is the actual problem... Anyway, thank your for your reply and for the solution using \pdfpkresolution, which is amazing :) (I will upvote the answer in the link once I will have the minimum required reputation :) ) – Monte Carlo Dec 3 '14 at 18:16
  • Problem identified: the problem is, needless to say, very crazy ;) I have problem to map \varnothing. I bypassed the problem by replacing \varnothing with \emptyset... (initially, I replaced \emptyset with \varnothing because I don't like the \emptyset symbol, but, it's ok, this is a patch that works for now...). – Monte Carlo Dec 3 '14 at 18:35
  • What bugs me is that I've seen a pdf with smooth Concrete fonts (I think it wasn't on the Font Catalogue, but my mind says it was something similar). And after that I haven't found anything, but it must exist somewhere. – Manuel Dec 3 '14 at 21:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the issue was solved in an unspecified way. – egreg Sep 5 '15 at 21:19

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