[File] tex: Improve dvi and virtualfont detection

Christos Zoulas christos at zoulas.com
Sat Dec 24 22:49:20 UTC 2022

Committed, thanks!


> On Dec 20, 2022, at 3:38 PM, Christoph Biedl <astron.com.bwoj at manchmal.in-ulm.de> wrote:
> Signed PGP part
> Hello,
> Triggered by a bug report in Debian where a (TeX) virtual font was
> mis-detected as MS-DOS executable, I took a brief glance into the story
> and realized things are bad: All these files usually just have 16 bits
> of magic which is way too weak.
> To improve things at least a bit:
> For dvi, there is a "command byte" after the preamble. By probing for
> that we can increase the magic to at least 24 bit. Also, we have
> pstrings now - this avoids some garbage in the output (that very command
> byte usually).
> For vf, there is a command byte as well, acceptable values are 243
> through 245, however I've only encountered 243 in some 20k examples.
> Those who want to dig further, or want to improve the other two file
> formats, check the texlive-bin package, program sources are:
>    TeX packed font data:   texk/ps2pk/pkin.c
>    TeX generic font data:  texk/dvipsk/loadfont.c
>    TeX virtual font data:  texk/dvipsk/virtualfont.c
>    TeX DVI file:           texk/dvipsk/prescan.c
> Look for "!=247", this is the check for the first octet.
> Cheers,
>    Christoph
> <tex-improvments.patch>

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