# [OS X TeX] fonts in leopard

Philipp Mathey pmathey at uwo.ca
Sun Nov 4 06:07:18 CET 2007

```Hi Chris,

you state that the problem is viewer-independent. If you do a
'restart' (i.e. log out and in) and if you then do not
touch TeXniscope, do your other pdf viewers work correctly ? Mine do.
I think this problem is not
related to the TeX installation since you can also observe it when
opening other people's preprints.
Well, maybe it has something to do with the computer modern font.
On 2-Nov-07, at 8:03 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:

> Philipp Mathey wrote:
>>
>> I upgraded to leopard and now there seems to be a problem with the
>> fonts. Some fonts are replaced by Helvetica or something like that.
>> I first thought that this was related to TeXniscope but it also
>> shows up with Preview. When opening a pdf file with preview the
>> displayed fonts may vary each time I open up the document. So while
>> TeXniscope never displays correctly, Preview occasionally does (it
>> works after logging out), except for some italic font in the
>> bibliography which is not displayed correctly. Very weird. Logging
>> out momentarily helps but when I open up TeXniscope again, it's
>> there again. Console: "ATSFontFindFromContainer failed: count = 2".
>> (Preview) and "Unable to use font : no glyphs
>> present" (TeXniscope). Any suggestions ?  Has anyone else upgraded
>> to leopard and seen the same thing ?
>
> Yes, since upgrading to Leopard, I'm seeing exactly the same thing
> and I'm seeing the same errors in my logs.  In my case, I'll usually
> get a good result the first time I compile my latex code, but if I
> compile again most, but not all, of the fonts (e.g., italic and
> bold) go all sans serif on me.  If I compile yet again, those
> characters that were sans serif return to normal, but those that
> were normal now go sans serif.  Compiling another time or two (or
> three) usually yields a normal document once again -- though only
> until I compile yet again.  I've made a little web page of some
> screen grabs here:  http://cmenzel.org/PDFTroubles .
>
> Note, btw, that you (well, I) can get the same goofy results just be
> repeatedly opening and closing *the very same file* in a viewer.
> The problem is definitely viewer-independent.  I've confirmed it
> with Preview.app, TeXniscope, Skim, and Yep.  It also makes no
> difference whether I use gwTeX or TeXLive 2007.  And it does not
> matter whether I use the default Computer Modern, or
> \usepackage{palatino}, or \usepackage{gtamachoefler} or any other
> font package.  FWIW, I did an archive and install to upgrade to
> Leopard but I completely reinstalled gwTeX and TeXLive2007 from
> scratch.
>
> I would guess that this must have something to do with those
> "ATSFontFindFromContainer failed: count = 2" and (in the case of
> TeXniscope) "no glyphs present" errors, but I don't know anything at
> all about OS X internals.  Anyone have a clue?  Something definitely
> seems systematically wrong here.
>
> Chris Menzel
>
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