[OS X TeX] fonts in leopard
pmathey at uwo.ca
Fri Nov 2 05:03:24 CET 2007
Ok, a little more experimenting shows that apparently logging out
solves the problem
provided I do not open any pdf file with TeXniscope. In that case the
fonts get messed up, in TeXniscope
and then also in Preview or quicklook. So the culprit seems to be
Could someone who knows more about the inner workings of TeXniscope
and its font rendering mechanism
explain what's going on ? It seems that TeXniscope cannot render
certain fonts (see console message
about missing glyphs) and uses some other font instead. This other
font then was activated somehow
and then is used systemwide by other pdf viewers such as Preview. So
if TeXniscope could find
what it needs, the problem would be solved.
On 1-Nov-07, at 7:52 PM, Philipp Mathey wrote:
> I upgraded to leopard and now there seems to be a problem with the
> Some fonts are replaced by Helvetica or something like that. I first
> thought that this was
> related to TeXniscope but it also shows up with Preview.
> When opening a pdf file with preview the displayed fonts may vary
> each time I open up the document.
> So while TeXniscope never displays correctly, Preview occasionally
> does (it works after logging out), except for some italic font in
> the bibliography which is not displayed correctly.
> Very weird. Logging out momentarily helps but when I open up
> TeXniscope again, it's there again.
> Console: "ATSFontFindFromContainer failed: count = 2". (Preview)
> and "Unable to use font : no glyphs present" (TeXniscope).
> Any suggestions ? Has anyone else upgraded to leopard and seen the
> same thing ?
> I could reinstall everything (not an upgrade, if that helped) but
> maybe there is a simpler solution.
> I first thought that this was TeX-related, but it could also be a
> more general 'leopard bug'.
> Could also someone explain what the paths TeXniscope should be (for
> intel macs) ?
> Could this also have something to do with leopard's "automatic font
> activation" or the choice of what the default install location of
> fonts ought to be (user or computer) ?.
> I am using gwTeX installed via i-installer.
> Many thanks,
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