Re: [OS X TeX] Font rendering in TeXShop, TextMate…

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Dec 27 11:17:42 CET 2008

Am 27.12.2008 um 11:03 schrieb Serge Cohen:

> Does someone really identified the cause of the cache corruption ?  
> and a way to systematically avoid it.

The cause is somewhere in Mac OS X 10.5.x: every PDF viewer (except  
the Adobe products or X11 clients like gs/gv or xpdf) use system APIs  
and therefore system services that evoke the chaos. (One idea that  
came to my mind is that fonts in TeX are almost always re-encoded.  
"Normal" documents and those created via XeTeX use the Unicode  
encoded fonts as is, i.e., "naturally un-encoded.") The way to avoid  
this is: return to Tiger (in this case I have to warn you about  
Apple's latest so-called security update 8/2008: it made my PowerBook  
unusable), upgrade to Snow-leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) that is not  
regularly traded yet, or use different PDF viewers, those, which are  
not depending on Apple "technology."



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