[OS X TeX] strange behavior

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at gmail.com
Fri May 22 09:41:25 CEST 2020

On 5/21/20 12:31 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:

> Any idea what is going on, and if possible, how to fix it without 
> invoking a page break?

The problem seems to be with Ghostscript.

If I typeset your Test_of_figure(a) in a terminal and then convert the 
DVI to PDF with dvipdf I get something similar to your output (see 
Test_figure->dvipdf); but if I open the DVI with Okular the DVI is OK 
(see Test_figure_DVI-on-Okular). Also note the right spacing in the formula.

If I convert the DVI to PS with dvips and open the PS in a text editor I 
see (line 6773)

      12 192 a 112 275 a Fe(Some)30 b(text)p 0 TeXcolorgray

and (lines 13945 and 13946)

      Fe(=)f(2)p 0 TeXcolorgray 0 TeXcolorgray 112 2245 a(And)k(no)m(w)i
      (some)f(new)g(text.)p 0 TeXcolorgray 1779 4912 a Fa(1)p

You can view the DVI with xdvi and text is OK, but you can't see the figure.

I'm not using a Mac, but Ubuntu Mate 19.10 with TeXLive 2019 (I haven't 
installed TL 2020 yet) and Ghostscript 9.27.


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