[Ipe-discuss] LaTeX symbol

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Fri Mar 20 13:20:15 CET 2009

Yang Zhang wrote:
> I am using Ipe 6 preview 30.  Is it possible to use LaTeX symbols such
> as dingbat provided by the package "bbding"?  I tried to put them in
> the text label object and Ipe reported "Something is wrong with the
> PDF file generated by PdfLaTeX. Please consult the stderr output to
> identify the problem."  

bbding uses metafont fonts, which generate bitmapped fonts (Postscript 
Type3 fonts).  Ipe cannot handle those - this came up a few times on 
this list.

You can only use packages that are based on true outline fonts.


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