[OS X TeX] zapf dingbats

David Arnold dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net
Sat Mar 13 22:10:06 CET 2010


That didn't work either. Bought the font, downloaded, and put it in: /Library/Fonts

The file is:  /Library/Fonts/ZapfDingbatsStd.otf

This file:


Produces: http://msemac.redwoods.edu/~darnold/junk/junk.ps

But dropping  junk.ps on Distiller produces the exact same error:

Distilling: junk.ps
Start Time: Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM
Source: /Users/darnold/Documents/PreAlgText/trunk/story/junk.ps
Destination: /Users/darnold/Documents/PreAlgText/trunk/story/junk.pdf
Adobe PDF Settings: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PDF/Settings/Standard.joboptions
%%[ Warning: ZapfDingbats not found, using Font Substitution. Font cannot be embedded. ]%%
Distill Time: 1 seconds (00:00:01)
**** End of Job ****

I tried going into the junk.ps file and changing three occurrences of ZapfDingbats to ZapfDingbatsStd. Then I dropped the junk.ps on the Distiller and the error message went away, but when I opened the junk.pdf in Acrobat and checked the properties, there were no ZapfDingbats or ZapfDingbatsStd fonts listed. Don, is there something I can add to the source file above to test this idea? Maybe get ZapfDingbats to show up in Document Properties in Acrobat?

I also tried renaming the file from /Library/Fonts/ZapfDingbatsStd.otf to /Library/Fonts/ZapfDingbats.otf and restarting my system, but dropping the resulting junk.ps on Distiller produce the exact same error as seen above.

Why can't I get this to work?


On Mar 13, 2010, at 10:26 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> On Mar 13, 2010, at 9:56 AM, David Arnold wrote:
>> Michael,
>> Can you suggest a link? And can you help with where and how to install?
>> D.
> Since this is a font you will not use as part of LaTeX (for that you have the URW version), it's probably best to spend a little more to get the OpenType (PostScript flavored) version, as Adobe is moving away from old-style PostScript fonts. For example,
> http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/detail.htm?pid=201219
> has the OpenType PostScript flavored version for $29. Just download and copy the .otf to /Library/Fonts.
> Michael
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