[OS X TeX] cmr8 not in mapping file

David Arnold dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net
Fri Jan 1 01:49:46 CET 2010

Herbert, Michael, et al,

i just posted this on mactex at tug.org.

At one time we had a workaround for a problem we were having with our system. The solution was described as follows:

We have a workaround. It may not be optimal, but it works for us. What we did was download Fontmap.cmr.


We dropped this file in:


In that same directory, we adjusted the file Fontmap to read:

% See Fontmap.GS for the syntax of real Fontmap files.
%% Replace 1 (Fontmap.GS)
(Fontmap.GS) .runlibfile
(Fontmap.cmr) .runlibfile

We then adjusted our bash shell, adding this line:

export GS_LIB=/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/

However, as of Mactex 2009 (the latest), the directory /usr/local/share/ghostscript/8.70/lib/ does not have a file named Fontmap. In addition, there is no directory usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/.

I'd like to know how I can try to use Fontmap.cmr again, whose contents look like this:

% file Fontmap.cmr, last change 2001-04-27
% This file make the Computer Modern font files by Donald Ervin Knuth
% and other fonts distributed e.g. with the tetex TeX distribution
% http://www.tug.org/tetex/ available to ghostscript.
% Copyright © 2000, 2001 Karsten Tinnefeld.  All rights reserved.
% Corresponding author: Karsten Tinnefeld <karsten at tinnefeld.com>
% This file is free software, licensed under the terms of the 
% GNU lesser public license, either version 2.1 or any consecutive,
% as being obtainable from http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html or
% FSF Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.
% Check the canonical place for new versions of this file:
%   ftp://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm/ps-type1/contrib/Fontmap.cmr
% or one of its "CTAN" mirror sites.  For ghostscript, please check
%   http://www.ghostscript.com
% Apply this file by moving it to the library directory of your
% ghostscript installation (typically share/ghostscript/VERSION/lib)
% and adding the command "(Fontmap.cmr) .runlibfile" to the end of
% your "Fontmap" file in the same directory.  Symlink each pfa/pfb file
% in the texmf/fonts/type1 tree of your local TeX installation to
% share/ghostscript/fonts or add these directories to the GS_FONTPATH
% environment variable.
% Section: bluesky/cm
% License:
%   Copyright (C) 1997 American Mathematical Society. All Rights Reserved.
/CMB10                          (cmb10.pfb)                     ;
/CMBSY10                        (cmbsy10.pfb)                   ;
/CMBX10                         (cmbx10.pfb)                    ;
/CMBX12                         (cmbx12.pfb)                    ;


On Dec 31, 2009, at 4:13 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Dec 31, 2009, at 5:03 PM, David Arnold wrote:
>> ...
>> /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/map/dvips/amsfonts/cm.map
>> Which has this content:
>> % Copyright (c) 2009 American Mathematical Society (<http://www.ams.org>).
>> % This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.
>> % This license is in the accompanying file OFL.txt, and is also
>> % available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL.
>> cmb10    CMB10    <cmb10.pfb
>> cmbsy10  CMBSY10  <cmbsy10.pfb
>> cmbx5    CMBX5    <cmbx5.pfb
>> ...
>> I don't know much about these files, but it appears to be mapping the lower case names to upper case, which may be what is needed. Now, is this map file enabled? How can I tell? And if not, how can I enable it?
>> David.
> Howdy,
> The psfonts.map used by dvips already has those mappings so that isn't the problem.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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