[OS X TeX] font cache bug

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 4 02:31:22 CET 2009

On Dec 3, 2009, at 6:57 PM, David Messerschmitt wrote:

> Do you happen to have MS Office 2008 installed?
> I am still using TeX Live 2008 (supposedly patched to repair the font cache bug) with OS 10.5.
> However, I still see frequent font problems with TexShop viewer
> (roughly one out of every three typesettings). These problems began when
> I installed MS Office 2008. On the MS support forums they noted this general
> problem (font caches, not specifically Latex) and claimed that uninstalling MS Office 2008 and
> custom installing it without fonts would solve the problem. I tried, and it doesnt help TexShop.
> I am hoping that Live 2009 will help, but am waiting for TexShop to be updated before
> installing it.
> -dgm


TeXShop has nothing to do with it! It is simply a front end to your TeX distribution. And the previewer uses the same software are Preview for displaying pdf files.

Did you clear all your font caches (e.g., use Onyx) after removing the fonts?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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