[OS X TeX] font install July 6
Charles Chapman Pugh
pugh at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Jul 8 16:23:56 CEST 2005
Well, I tried the file suggested by Peter Dyballa (it seems to be a
an extended version of the file by Bruno Voisin, which is intended to
create pl, vpl, fd, and map files from the font file), and also
placed the fontinst folder where he suggested, charlespugh/Library/
1. when plain tex in TexShop was invoked on the new file (with
neither ghostscript and tex, pdftex, or personal script selected in
the typeset menu), I got only the message that the tool could not be
2. When plain tex and tex with ghostscript was invoked in the typeset
menu, I got the following message in the console
### This is /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/
altpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/tex Csc-drv1.tex
This is TeX, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.3)
No file fontinst.rc.
! Undefined control sequence.
3. Processing the file of Bruno Voisin has the same results as
before with fontinst in its new location. It generates a files mtx
and pl, but seems to be unable to get (or make?) etx files that are
part of the process of producing the fd and vpl files
4. I'm not clear about when the suggestion of going to the terminal
window and typing 'sudo rehash' should be done, and what it's
intended to accomplish.
Best, Charles Pugh
On Jul 7, 2005, at 6:48 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 07.07.2005 um 15:24 schrieb Charles Chapman Pugh:
>> It appears that certain etx files (namely 8r.etx) can't be found.
> Two possible mistakes: wrong place you installed in *and/or* sudo
> texhash forgotten.
> The right places to intall fontist are
> An upgrade of your TeX i-Package to 2004 stable might bring the
> recent fontinst version (or 2005 devel).
> Plain TeX is the right thing, no Ghostscript needed. Please try to
> invoke in Terminal 'sudo texhash' -- I'm sure this will cure the
> problem of not finding the fontinst files. In approximately 40 min
> (European time?) I'll be off-line for some hours ...
> The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they
> start selling vacuum cleaners.
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