[OS X TeX] how to place user-specific texmf.cnf on Mac OS X

Junqi Hu junqihu at me.com
Tue Sep 18 14:52:42 CEST 2012

On 2012-9-18, at 下午4:33, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> wrote:

> Am 18.09.2012 um 05:06 schrieb Junqi Hu:
>> What can I?
> /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf.cnf – though it's not user specific. I think it makes no sense configuring TeX basic TeX settings on an user level. The OS fonts are installed specific to a system's layout, not that of some user.

I don't agree with that since user can add the fonts directory to OSFONTDIR.
> I have set:
> 	OSFONTDIR = /Library/Fonts//;/System/Library/Fonts;$HOME/Library/Fonts
> but ~ seems to work as well.
> If you have no access to /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf.cnf (although the MacTeX installer prepares it) you can set an environment variable OSFONTDIR which directs TeX to the font directories.

I know this trick for it is usually used with standalone ConTeXt  in Linux.

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Best regards,

Junqi Hu
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