[OS X TeX] Re: dvips problem [with addendum]

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jun 6 20:49:09 CEST 2006

Am 06.06.2006 um 18:18 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> The existence of a directory ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/ 
> updmap/ would be a bad sign, showing that updmap has again not been  
> run in the proper mode. So would be the existence of a file ~/ 
> Library/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg.
> A good sign would be that "kpsewhich psfonts.map" returns the  
> following output:
> 	$ kpsewhich psfonts.map
> 	/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/fonts/map/dvips/updmap/psfonts.map

On the contrary: with the fonts and in particular the MAP file  
fragments in the private ~/Library/texmf tree the above command's  
output must be:

	/Users/<user name>/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/updmap/psfonts.map

I work in such an environment, built with updmap, although I have to  
confess that it's a long time that I used dvips (around last  
Christmas, checking the use of TTF from private MAP file fragments).  
I am committed to pdfTeX ... What reason makes you stick to dvips?  
(And where come these strange encoding names from?)

> Something known to have caused problems in the past is the  
> existence of a file ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist containing path  
> settings, but I can't see how this could affect dvips given this  
> file affects GUI applications only and not CLI utilities.

The contents of ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist can also affect command  
line programmes. The environment variables set by ~/.MacOSX/ 
environment.plist work in an universal system-wide scope. They are  
the only (?) way to make these environment variable settings known to  
Mac OS X GUI applications.



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