[OS X TeX] Inconsistent behavior in MacTex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Feb 3 17:25:34 CET 2009

On Feb 3, 2009, at 9:31 AM, Frimann Kjerulf wrote:

> Hi
> I recently installed MacTex and I'm getting strange inconsistencie  
> when I'm
> viewing my output files either in TexShop's preview or in Mac OS X's
> Preview.
> Now when I view a typeset output, the pdf file made in Texshop,  I  
> don't
> always see the same result. 1/2 of the time the output looks ok.   
> But the
> other 1/2 either looks bolder (the letters look bolder), or the text  
> is
> bolder and symbols like \cdot don't display correctly.
> Now I want to make clear that the output from latex is ok, it's just  
> my
> viewer "Preview" or the preview window in TexShop which is  
> inconsistent.  If
> I open the files up in Adobe Acrobat Professional, it always looks  
> good.
> Anyone know what's going on here?
> regards
> Frímann Kjerúlf


This looks like a corrupted Font Cache. Try downloading Onyx for your  
OS version from <http://www.titanium.free.fr/> (there are separate  
versions for Leopard, Tiger etc.) and clean up the font caches.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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