[OS X TeX] zapf dingbats

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Mar 13 11:45:24 CET 2010

Am 13.03.2010 um 03:56 schrieb David Arnold:

> There seem to be two updmap.cfg file:
> In /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg I have:
> # Valid settings are true / false:
> dvipsDownloadBase35 false
> In /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg I have:
> # Valid settings are true / false:
> dvipsDownloadBase35 true

You could check the dates of the two files and conclude that texmf/ 
web2c/updmap.cfg comes with the distribution and texmf-config/web2c/ 
updmap.cfg is the customised file which really is used by TeX. Check  
also with kpsewhich! Similarly with the MAP files: those elderly ones  
in texmf/fonts/map/*/updmap come pre-fabricated with the distribution,  
the actually used ones are in texmf-var/fonts/map/*/updmap.

In the texmf-local tree you can have "localised" versions of basic TeX  
config files. When the TeX Live Manager programme, tlmgr, finishes  
installation (or an update) it "mixes" these local "preferences" with  
those of the distribution and builds the final versions. These can  
then have more or less entries than what the distribution delivers.  
This is a means to include all (or most of) the PostScript fonts which  
came with your PostScript printer or to include fonts you bought. Or  
configure your TeX formats. Same for languages/hyphenation support –  
who needs or speaks/writes in 100 different languages or dialects?


/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.cfg	% a bit  



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