[OS X TeX] Problem with font AND TeX distribution pref pane

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 12 21:16:04 CET 2013

On Nov 12, 2013, at 1:29 PM, Stephen Anderson <sra at yale.edu> wrote:

> I have a local letterhead template that I have used for a couple of years now.  It invokes XeLaTeX, and makes use of local fonts (“YaleAdmin” and "YaleDesign").  Since installing TeXLive 2013, I can’t get it to work anymore: it claims it can’t find the YaleAdmin font (although that is still installed in /Library/Fonts, with .suit files for the various faces).  OK, I thought, I need to produce some recommendation letters quickly, so I’ll just revert to TeXLive 2012, which worked fine.  So I open the System Preferences and choose the TeX distributions pref pane, and it presented all of the various versions I have on this system, with TeXLive 2013 checked.  When I then tried to check TeXLive 2012, it asked for my password, which I provided, but failed to make any change.  In fact, I can’t change the 2013 preference to any of the several distributions I have. So two questions:
> a) what’s up with the TeX distribution preference panel, and how do I fix it?
> b) why can’t XeTeX find my font?


Dick Koch already answered about the Preference Pane.

XeTeX is dramatically changed for 2013 and it looks like you are using ancient versions of those fonts (i.e., they have .suit files). Can you get .ttf or .otf versions of those fonts?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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