[OS X TeX] Can't Print Some Maths?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Oct 31 11:08:32 CET 2006

Am 31.10.2006 um 04:34 schrieb Justin C. Walker:

> Thanks for that.  I installed it and ran 'ftxinstalledfonts', and  
> none have the ID 66075.  Does that make sense?  Are there fonts  
> that are "off the grid"?  Dynamically generated or have IDs that  
> change?

Yes, particularly when using PostScript fonts with XeTeX's xdvipdfm!  
Xdvipdfm cannot use PostScript fonts, so it first converts them to  
OpenType and puts them into /Library/Caches/Type1-sfnt-fonts.  
Xdvipdfm also cannot use these fonts unless they are known by the  
system because it uses standard system font services to get the font.

Could be xdvipdfm is so clever to report the font to the system when  
it is generated or found in /Library/Caches/Type1-sfnt-fonts and then  
deactivates it when the job of creating the PDF file is finished.  
This is a good strategy, because what can Mac OS X do with "TeX  
encoded" fonts?

Could be that selecting fonts from /Library/Caches/Type1-sfnt-fonts  
and double-clicking them that they get incorporated into the system  
(by default, I think, in ~/Library/Fonts) might reveal that font ID –  
but I have no idea how this ID is determined. What's also possible,  
is that by double-clicking one such font file you get the empty name  
"" message again in Console ...



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