[OS X TeX] Mysterious behavior of Preview.app

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Thu May 15 11:58:02 CEST 2008

On  15 May, 2008, at 04:26, Andrew Francis wrote:

> I have had similar problems, with the wrong fonts used by preview  
> and TeXshop viewer, but everything appearing correctly in Adobe  
> Reader.  It seems that the font cache becomes corrupted somehow  
> (apparently Adobe uses its own fonts).  This can be fixed by  
> installing Onyx (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/ 
> 20070), and clearing the font cache with it.  This then requires a  
> reboot.
> This corrects the problem on my machine, but unfortunately not  
> permanently. My fonts seem to continue to become corrupted and I  
> haven't yet figured out what process causes the corruption.

In this particular instance, I don't think that's the case, because  
1) I'm using Tiger and 2) anyway I very recently cleaned the font  
caches with FontNuke.

Also, at least in this case, we can't say Adobe is using ``its own  
fonts'', because there is no Palatino in

/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Fonts/Reqrd/Base/


/Applications/Adobe\ Reader\ 8/Adobe\ Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/ 



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