I am compiling some documents using pdfLaTeX and I have installed the expert Type1 files (.pfb and .pfm) for the Adobe Utopia fonts in order to use the fourier package with the expert option, which makes available small caps and text ("oldstyle") figures. I think the files have been installed correctly, since I get the titling face, true small caps, and text figures, but I have found that I have some problems with the ligatures ff and ffi, being replaced in the resulting pdf with V and Y, correspondingly (the ligature fl is available, though).

Besides, if I use the oldstyle option when loading the package, the lining figures do not get the right spacing, as can be seen when a number starts with the digit 1 (see 2012 in my MWE below). If I don't use that option, I don't get the text figures either with the \textsc command (text figures are in the same file as small caps) or with the command \oldstyle, or with any of the other usual approaches based on textcomp or fontaxes.

EDIT: I have changed my MWE to load the package fonttable and check the table of faces provided by the family I'm using. I have also added to this post my .map file for the package fourier with the option expert. While slots 28 and 29 in the table contain the ligatures for fi and ff, slots 30 and 31 - where I guess other ligatures should appear -, contain Y and Z.

I have checked that the OpenType face includes the ligature ff and the triple ligature ffi. Shouldn't they be also in the "expert" set for T1 encoding?




\pdfmapline{=futr8x UtopiaExp-Regular <putr8x.pfb}

Use of ligatures at the office for this affair.



0123456789  17 18 2012


My .map file is fourier-utopia-expert. It is located in the path \fonts\map\dvips\fourier in the main folder of the MikTeX 2.9 distribution.

%% Here is utopia-expert (commercial)
futb8x UtopiaExp-Bold <putb8x.pfb
futbi8x UtopiaExp-BoldItalic <putbi8x.pfb
futbo8x UtopiaExp-Bold " .167 SlantFont " <putb8x.pfb
futr8x UtopiaExp-Regular <putr8x.pfb
futri8x UtopiaExp-Italic <putri8x.pfb
futro8x UtopiaExp-Regular " .167 SlantFont " <putr8x.pfb
futs8r Utopia-Semibold "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <puts8a.pfb
futs8x UtopiaExp-Semibold <puts8x.pfb
futsi8r Utopia-SemiboldItalic "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <putsi8a.pfb
futsi8x UtopiaExp-SemiboldItalic <putsi8x.pfb
futso8r Utopia-Semibold " .167 SlantFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <puts8a.pfb
futso8x UtopiaExp-Semibold " .167 SlantFont " <puts8x.pfb
futrc8r Utopia-RegularSC "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <putrc8a.pfb
futsc8r Utopia-SemiboldSC "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <putsc8a.pfb
futrd8r Utopia-Titling "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <putrd8a.pfb
futc8r Utopia-Black "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <putc8a.pfb
futc8x UtopiaExp-Black <putc8x.pfb
futco8r Utopia-Black " .167 SlantFont TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <putc8a.pfb
futco8x UtopiaExp-Black " .167 SlantFont " <putc8x.pfb

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  • Can you add the .log file? – egreg Jul 19 '12 at 7:30
  • What happens with the ligatures if you add \pdfmapline{=futr8x UtopiaExp-Regular <putr8x.pfb} to your preamble? – Ulrike Fischer Jul 19 '12 at 8:55
  • @egreg: How can I attach a file to my original post? – Marcos Jul 19 '12 at 12:32
  • @Ulrike Ficher: This was already in my .map file for the fourier fonts. As soon as I learn how to attach a file I will upload it to my post. – Marcos Jul 19 '12 at 12:33
  • @Marcos: please test anyway. The question is if you have some other map-entries which interfere. The \pdfmapline command forces pdftex to use this entry. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 19 '12 at 12:37

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