[OS X TeX] Mysterious behavior of Preview.app

Jin-Hwan Cho chofchof at ktug.or.kr
Thu May 15 18:14:55 CEST 2008

On May 15, 2008, at 7:22 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 15 May 2008, at 10:37 am, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> On the other hand, I said I wasn't going to report the test with  
>> the new dvipdfmx-20080515-i386-darwin, but I will because it  
>> doesn't run on Tiger (I put it in my ~/bin directory, which, as you  
>> will see, takes precedence):
>> dvipdfmx nfssfont
>> dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libpng12.0.dylib
>>  Referenced from: /Users/axretif/bin/dvipdfmx
>>  Reason: image not found
>> Trace/BPT trap
>> The reason is that in Tiger there is no /usr/X11/ but /usr/X11R6/,  
>> and even in /usr/X11R6/lib/ there is no libpng12.0.dylib
> This indicates that dvipdfmx was dynamically linked with libpng on  
> the developer's system; that's not a good idea if the binary is to  
> be distributed. It would be better to link libpng statically, then  
> the binary is independent of the location (or presence) of the  
> library on the end user's machine.
> In TeX Live, we try hard to avoid such dependencies, so that the  
> binaries are as portable as possible. But during development it may  
> not always be topmost in the developer's mind.

Jonathan is right. I have uploaded the binary just for testing, so I  
did not care about libpng. The binary
will be removed soon.

Anyway, I am happy to announce that DVIPDFMx can read data and  
resource fork fonts directly.
It means that I can use the Zapfino font (.dfont format).

Best regards, ChoF.

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