[OS X TeX] font cache bug

David Messerschmitt messer at eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Dec 4 06:04:04 CET 2009

Yes, have tried all that. I am aware that texshop is not the direct  
source of the problem, but I do not see it in preview (or adobe of  
course), just the texshop previewer. All I can figure is that texshop  
is invoking the font cache demons more consistently than Preview for  
some weird reason. Anyway, hoping for an improvement with 2009. Wish I  
had never installed Office 2008 -- which I blame as the source of all  


On Dec 3, 2009, at 5:31 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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
> Howdy,
> 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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David Messerschmitt
Roger Strauch Professor Emeritus
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of Californa at Berkeley
Visiting Professor
Helsinki University of Technology
Software Business Laboratory
Visiting Researcher
SETI Institute

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