[OS X TeX] Sierra 10.12.4
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Apr 7 00:21:58 CEST 2017
> On Apr 6, 2017, at 4:55 PM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> On Apr 4, 2017, at 6:43 PM, Richard M. Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:
>> Your version of the file works fine.
>> So we know that this particular pdf file is malformed, but probably not by LaTeX. This is good
>> news on two different counts, Many thanks for the information, Ross.
>> It may be that all of the bugs in Sierra 10.14.4 are ultimately due to malformed pdf files. In that case we can
>> be sympathetic with Apple; they are trying to speed up scrolling in pdf for files which obey the specs. Worrying
>> about files with errors may be down lower in their list.
> Here's another example that hits closer to home. Look at the documentation for Cormorant Garamond, located at
> (You may need to update your distribution using TeXLiveUtility to install this package.)
> 1. Acrobat Reader displays this perfectly.
> 2. TeXShop and Skim both display a couple of small glitches. On page 2, superior numbers don't all display correctly at magnifications less than 1000. (They always do with the magnifying glass.) From FontForge, I could find no technical problems with either of the glyphs (superior figures 1 and 4), and there is no problem with the corresponding inferior figures, which are simply translates of the superior figures. (I have "Use LCD smoothing when available" turned off in System Preferences/General, as I have seen similar problems show up when that is turned on.)
> 3. Preview now behaves poorly with pdf files, at least on my machine, in seeming to render all pdf files as low resolution bitmaps, then magnifying those bitmaps. This was not the case in earlier versions of Preview. This behavior reminds me of PDFKit problems from a couple of years ago.
> I tried compiling cormorantgaramond.tex in TeXShop, using both latex+dvips and pdflatex, with the same results.
I just rebuilt the pdf file from the source and am not having a problem with viewing it in Preview or TeXShop. I do have "Use LCD smoothing when available" checked and everything looks nice and sharp even on my non-Retina display. Maybe things have changed as far as that preference option is concerned.
I will say that Preview had a terrible time loading the original version of the pdf file which I got using `texdoc cormorantgaramond`.
There is definitely a problem with PDFKit in macOS 10.12.4 and not only with using tikz+pstricks and compiling with pdflatex. I compiled a simple file and it took a long time to display in TeXShop's preview window; subsequent compiles displayed quickly. I'm wondering if there is some caching going on when a new font that's unknown to the system is first displayed.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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