[OS X TeX] microtype options not working with MacTeX-2013

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jul 8 11:46:07 CEST 2013

Am 08.07.2013 um 11:08 schrieb Tobias Tangemann:

> Other suggestions?

Did you check what Michael Sharpe wrote? Are you using "latex" instead of "pdflatex"? Or pdflatex in DVI output mode?

In Terminal (or such):

	ls -l `kpsewhich bchr8t.tfm`

The command between the backquotes (`) lets a TeX utility, kpsewhich, search for the TFM file of the Bitstream Charter PostScript Type 1 font. The 'ls -l' command then lists what kpsewhich has found. If some error condition is reported, then the file is missing. Or the ls-R "hash" file is missing. You might check with

	ls -l /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/bitstrea/charter/bchr8t.tfm

(the path name is an assumption, I don't have TL '13 installed yet) whether the file is installed. When you see it now and kpsewhich cannot find it, then you can update the ls-R files with:

	sudo mktexlsr

When the TFM file still is not found, you can check basics. Is the MAP file fragment for Bitstream Charter known?

	updmap --listmaps | grep charter

It's possible that some failure happened at the time it was enabled. Then it helps to disable it first – when something is listed/recorded as being enabled then updmap/updmap-sys see no sense in re-enabling it (again) – and to enable it once more afterwards. It also can help to refresh the knowledge of available MAP file fragments:

	sudo updmap-sys --syncwithtrees

Then comes

	sudo updmap-sys --disable charter.map
	sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=charter.map

And we're back at the beginning…

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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