[OS X TeX] fonts in leopard
Prof. T. Daniel Crawford
crawdad at vt.edu
Mon Nov 5 04:49:03 CET 2007
Gary et al.,
I very much appreciate the suggestions, all of which I tried, but
alas, no luck with the cache cleaning so far.
However, I should note that I observe the same behavior upon logout/
login even it don't try to clean out the font caches, namely:
(1) Acrobat displays pdflatex-generated PDF files correctly all the
(2) TeXniscope never displays such files correctly; fonts are some
narrow sans serif, with very limited mathematical symbol capabilities.
(3) Preview.app displays the files correctly *until* I open them with
TeXniscope, and then it takes two or three openinga, the fonts are
One other observations: I have a number of PDF-based equations
generated with the LaTeX equation editor (a very nice program that you
all probably know about already, but just in case not: http://evolve.lse.ac.uk/software/EquationEditor/)
that I use in Keynote presentations. These are also screwed up
(both when displayed in Keynote and in the equation editor program).
The behavior I'm seeing makes me think that Preview is grabbing its
fonts from a system area until TeXniscope or the equation editor write
their own into a user-owned cache. I conclude that the problem
relates to TeXniscope or equation editor (or perhaps with teTeX
itself), but I'm not sure how to proceed in tracking the problem
Any ideas your all might have are most welcome!
On Nov 4, 2007, at 8:14 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> These are not, in my experience, the font caches that one should be
> deleting (you need to go deeper than that). Grab something like Yasu:
> or Leopard Cache Cleaner:
> or have a look here:
> I hope this helps.
> On Nov 4, 2007, at 2:58 PM, Prof. T. Daniel Crawford wrote:
>> I have done it, and the folder does get rebuilt after a logout/
>> login. However, this also does not resolve the font problem for me.
>> On Nov 4, 2007, at 2:55 PM, Philipp Mathey wrote:
>>> Thanks Adam, Chris.
>>> Could someone who actually did delete all items in that folder
>>> (running Leopard) confirm
>>> that everything gets rebuilt after a restart ?
>>> On 4-Nov-07, at 2:38 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>>>> On Nov 4, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Philipp Mathey wrote:
>>>>>> For me it was independent of fonts as well. But as noted in a
>>>>>> later post, deleting ~/Library/Caches did the trick for me.
>>>>> Is deleting that folder safe ? I mean, does it get rebuilt the
>>>>> next time you log in ?
>>>> Don't delete that folder. Deleting its contents should be safe,
>>>> although you should probably log out/log in again immediately
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