[OS X TeX] Potential problem with MacTeX2018

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu May 10 00:08:03 CEST 2018

> On May 9, 2018, at 5:02 PM, Ross Moore <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi Herb, Dick, 
>> On May 10, 2018, at 7:44 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> There are some missing .fd files for the STIX font. Expect an update/fix shortly. In the mean time update many other files using TeX Live Utility. 
> Are you saying that there should be files named   LS2stix.fd  and   LS1stix.fd 
> as well as the lower-cased versions:  ls2stix.fd  and   ls1stix.fd  ?
> This wasn’t the case for 2017, unless that was wrong too; viz.
> SCI-3:tagged ross$ kpsewhich ls2stix.fd
> /usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/tex/latex/stix/ls2stix.fd
> SCI-3:tagged ross$ kpsewhich LS2stix.fd
> SCI-3:tagged ross$ kpsewhich ls1stix.fd
> /usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/tex/latex/stix/ls1stix.fd
> SCI-3:tagged ross$ kpsewhich LS1stix.fd
> SCI-3:tagged ross$
> If there were both spellings, with upper- and lower-case, isn’t this a problem for some Mac file systems?
> Of course if both are meant to be the same, or one a symbolic link to the other, then there is no real problem.
> OK, Dick’s message suggests that the lowercase-named files are missing in  2018 .
> (Sorry I haven’t updated yet.) and the issue is that an installer has failed to unpack them.
> In any case, it is noteworthy that LaTeX looks for both lower- and uppercase versions
> of  .fd  files, based upon a 3-letter encoding; in this case  LS2  and  LS1 .
> A legacy of DOS origins?
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
> Hope this helps.
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TL2017 is fine. I think the STIX fd files were updated for TL2018 and those files were not generated from the .fdd file. I'd expect a fix quickly (i.e., the next day or two).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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