[OS X TeX] Installing Lucida Bright fonts (PCTeX version) on MacTeX 2013

Per Ting perting at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 15:12:08 CET 2013


Thanks for the detailed response. I will go with the texmf-local tree. One
more question, I am not familiar with bash files. You say that I need to
put a text file with three lines (and an empty one) in the scripts folder.
What should I name this file and how I would execute it? I know that the
file has to be made executable. Does this file need to be executed after
each update of MacTeX?


On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

> On Oct 28, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Per Ting <perting at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I have purchased these fonts (support provided by Water Schmidt at the
> time) through PCTeX in 2005 and I would like to install them under MacTeX
> 2013 (I will be using Texstudio, not Texshop, if that makes a difference).
> I have read "Changes in MacTeX 2012" by Herb on this topic. The document
> offers two alternatives for location of installed fonts. I was wondering if
> one of these location is the preferred one? What are the pluses and minuses
> of each?
> >
> > Thanks
> Howdy,
> Let the arguments begin! :-)
> Placing the fonts and associated files in your personal texmf tree
> (~/Library/texmf):
> Pluses: 1)it's relatively easy to do since that tree is owned by you and
> there for you can modify it at will; 2)it is clear that the fonts are owned
> by YOU.
> Minuses: 1)since the fonts are owned only by YOU they are unavailable to
> another user of your system (e.g., I have an alternate user on my system
> who isn't an administrator for testing purposes); 2)when you update your
> TeX distribution, using tlmgr, you must run
> updmap
> if the update runs
> updmap-sys (note: if you use TeX Live Utility to do the updating you can
> set a preference so it will do this automatically!).
> Placing the fonts and associated files in the texmf-local tree
> (/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local):
> Pluses: 1)the fonts installed there are usable by all users of the system;
> 2)no need for special processing after a TeX distribution update either
> with use of tlmgr or TeX Live Utility (without setting that preference).
> Minuses: 1)since the texmf-local tree is owned by `root' you need to be an
> administrator of your system to install there and you will be requires to
> use `sudo' when using Terminal or to enter your administrator password when
> using the GUI as well as know how to open those folders in Finder.
> Personally (here it comes --- I know there are varying opinions) I prefer
> placing fonts in the texmf-local tree. It is a bit more pain to do the
> install but it's done only once and then you can forget it! It's nice that
> you never have to run (nor should you run, in this case)
> updmap
> after an update.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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