[OS X TeX] Embedding Fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Dec 18 14:46:07 CET 2011

On Dec 17, 2011, at 8:57 PM, Don Green Dragon wrote:

> Hello Herb,
> On 16Dec2011, at 4:44 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> ...
>> Howdy,
>> So, what is your problem? Please let me know if everything is still working.
> Everything, with respect to TeXShop and TeX, is working beautifully here. It was a matter of curiosity that generated "the problem" and I apologize for that. On reading your advice, to another person, about using the 'sudo' command above, I tried it out -- out of curiosity -- and could not fathom the response received from the bash shell. In other words, my only "problem" was not understanding the response from the bash shell after executing the 'sudo' command. My apology for the confusion that my reply has caused. 


Glad to hear that things are fine. That command shouldn't have hurt anything.

The output you saw was just a review of what updmap-sys did and there was nothing in it that was of any concern. It started by telling you where it was finding base information and where it was going to write the update. It then went on to tell you the changes it was making (which are fine too) and finally it reviewed the number of fonts that it had in the configuration file and none of these had changed. No need to worry.

>> If you have Adobe Reader open the pdf file with Reader and press Cmd-D which should bring up a tabbed window. One of the tabs should be something about fonts so click on it and it will display all the fonts used and give you information about whether they are embedded or not. That's not the only way to get that information but it's a simple way.
> No Adobe Reader here.

I rarely use Adobe Reader but do have it just in case someone who is using it (lots of folks do) has a problem. Since it doesn't use Apple's PDF framework I can also sometimes use it to suss out problems that arise with Preview or TeXShop's Preview Window. I've had lots fewer problems with the recent versions of Reader taking over the pdf preview in Safari since the preference not to do that now seems to stick between versions.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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