[metapost] problem with DVItoMP

Liunian liunian at zju.edu.cn
Thu Apr 3 03:29:34 CEST 2008

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

> Liunian wrote:
>> hi,
>>    I am a new fish of metapost. When i use "label" command with "btex ... etx",
>>    such as:                glabel.bot(btex time etex ,OUT);
>>    an error occurred with a message:
>>          makempx: Command failed: dvitomp mpxerr.dvi start_w_l.mpx
>>          >> start_w_l.mp
>>          >> start_w_l.mpx
>>          ! Unable to make mpx file.
>>          l.42     label.bot(btex
>>                            time  etex ,OUT);
>>   I have check the file mpxerr.dvi, it can show the word "time" correctly.
> Please run the command
>   dvitomp mpxerr.dvi start_w_l.mpx
> by hand. That will bring up the actual error message from dvitomp,
> and hopefully will give a better clue of what is wrong.
> Best wishes,
> Taco
Thanks for your help.

I run the command by hand and the error message is:

DVItoMP abort: DVItoMP capacity exceeded (max font numbers=300)

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