Savefig('file.pdf') error with latex custom font

"David Krapohl" <david.krapohl@...287...>
writes:

I am getting an error with savefig and pdf when I try to used matplotlib
with latex font rendering (attached below). In etc/matplotlibrc, I set
text.latex.preamble : \usepackage{MinionPro},
\renewcommand{\sfdefault}{Myriad-LF}
It seems that the dviread backend does not find a specific *.vf,
MinionPro-It--lcdfj.vf to be specific,
file that is not needed in my opinion. Any ideas how to solve that?

Is that a commercial font? What exact files are installed when you
install that font in your texmf tree? Can dvipdfm/dvipdfmx/dvipdft
create a pdf file from a dvi file that uses this font?

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From your backtrace, it looks like dviread fails to parse a tfm file:

  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib/dviread.py", line 398,
in __init__
    for char in range(0, max(tfm.width)) ]
ValueError: max() arg is an empty sequence

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Jouni K. Sepp�nen
http://www.iki.fi/jks

“David Krapohl” <david.krapohl@…287…>

writes:

I am getting an error with savefig and pdf when I try to used matplotlib

with latex font rendering (attached below). In etc/matplotlibrc, I set

text.latex.preamble : \usepackage{MinionPro},

\renewcommand{\sfdefault}{Myriad-LF}

It seems that the dviread backend does not find a specific *.vf,

MinionPro-It–lcdfj.vf to be specific,

file that is not needed in my opinion. Any ideas how to solve that?

Is that a commercial font? What exact files are installed when you

install that font in your texmf tree? Can dvipdfm/dvipdfmx/dvipdft

create a pdf file from a dvi file that uses this font?

It is an adobe font that is bundled with the Acrobat Reader. It is an otf font that was converted with “cfftot1” to *.pfb postscript font. Font metrics and scripts can be downloaded at http://developer.berlios.de/projects/minionpro/

I use it very often and so far I didn’t have problems.

From your backtrace, it looks like dviread fails to parse a tfm file:

File “/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib/dviread.py”, line 398,

in init

for char in range(0, max(tfm.width)) ]

ValueError: max() arg is an empty sequence

Yes, with --verbose-debug-annoying I can see that it stops at: find_tex_file: MinionPro-It–lcdfj.vf ->
Followed by the same error message as in the first post. Unfortunately the vf-file is not there but the tfm file. As far as I know does this file describe the dotless-j for whatever reasons. So I think this particular file is not very important for math output.

Jouni K. Seppänen

http://www.iki.fi/jks


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On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 7:04 AM, Jouni K. Seppänen <jks@…397…> wrote: