Any LaTeX experts out here?

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at
Thu Jan 22 17:19:52 UTC 2009

Tycho Andersen wrote:
> I recently wrote and submitted my first academic paper (hooray!). I've
> installed and been using the texlive-full to do this. I used pdftex as
> my compiler while writing the paper, but now I would like to post DVI
> and PS files on my web page so that people can download it in the
> format they prefer.
> I've changed everything necessary to compile a DVI, and it compiles
> fine and I've verified the output, so that's good. However, when I run
> dvi2ps to try and convert, I get the following output:
> tycho at mittens:~/www/pubs/inss2009$ dvi2ps inss2009.dvi
> dvi2ps: FATAL-- cannot open fontdesc file "bikan-mor2"

I'd try first with pslatex in order to compile directly to a ps. Anyway, 
from personal experience, not all latex packages will like that the 
output is ps instead of pdf (especially true for graphicx), so beware of 
the dragons.

> Google yeilds nothing useful (rather, nothing in my only language
> English). Is the (K)Ubuntu package missing this file?
> TIA,
> Tycho

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