[OS X TeX] cmss vs. \sfdefault font question
Gary L. Gray
gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Aug 8 03:37:32 CEST 2006
On Aug 7, 2006, at 7:25 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 8 août 06 à 01:09, Gary L. Gray a écrit :
>> Something came up today that has me perplexed. I have a document
>> that I created in January that uses:
>> to make everything sans serif. When typeset in January, it looked
>> great and all nice Postscript fonts were used. I just tried
>> typesetting it and it took forever as mf had to create all the
>> fonts. When it was done, it looked terrible (all bitmapped fonts).
>> I did a quick search on the list and found this command:
>> which worked perfectly.
>> My question is, what in LaTeX has changed? Why did cmss work 7
>> months ago and why does it not work now?
> Hi Gary,
> Is this all on the same computer?
> IIRC you got a MacBook Pro earlier this year, is it possible that
> cmss was working on your former computer and is no longer working
> on your current computer? If so, that would be a configuration
It is interesting that you should mention this. The typesetting in
January was on my previous machine.
> Both commands yield the same output on my setup. I'm not sure
> what's the TeX code to get the definition of a command written to
> the log (and I've no TeXbook around), could it be \the\sfdefault?
> What does it yield for you? Also, doesn't (for example) /usr/local/
> teTeX/share/texmf.local/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map contain
> lines like:
> cmss10 CMSS10 <cmss10.pfb
It does. I just noticed that I have the following directories:
I have deleted them, but that didn't change anything.
> As just pointed out by Herb Schultz as I'm writing this, it might
> also be a matter of T1 vs. OT1 vs. LY1 encodings, of the presence
> or not of CM-Super, of use or not of the lmodern package, etc.
As I responded to Herb, I am loading:
I recalled that I had not installed CM-Super when I moved to the new
machine. I just installed it and it sort of fixed the problem.
Interestingly, the fonts are a little different between the version
in which I use:
and when I use:
I have posted them (including .log files) for you to look at:
Does this help?
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