[tex-live] Asana-Math

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Mon Oct 24 19:42:46 CEST 2016

Le 24 oct. 2016 à 13:10, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at gmail.com> a écrit :

> On 10/24/16 11:26 AM, jfbu wrote:
>> (I am on
>> mac os x, and I have symlinks to /opentype and /truetype TeXLive
>> repertories in my $HOME/Library/Fonts, and for some reason
>> \setmathfont{Asana Math} resulted in the TTC font being used),
> Just curious... with this setup, does Asana Math show up in Font Book? What faces does it show as being present in the family, and can you disable the .ttc version there so that the .otf becomes the "active" one?
> JK

1. Yes it does.

2. I seldom (never) use FontBook because I have had dire experiences with it (abysmally slow or hangs for long periods of times.) (*) 

(*) I recall now that this was impression left on me by attempts to use "Font Libraries"

It shows **three faces.** This put me into considerable turmoil (because I had mixed up with symbolic links earlier today doing some tests and thought it was a remnant) going to such extremes as 

$ sudo atsutil databases -remove  (and reboot)

with the hope to clear the FontBook preferences regarding activation of fonts (I also removed ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.FontRegistry.user.plist, to no avail).

But it is simply the fact that there seems to be indeed two fonts in the .TTC, as confirmed by running "strings" on it, I get

Asana Math
FontForge : Asana Math : 3-10-2007
and FontBook says it has 4886 glyphs


FontForge : Asana : 30-5-2015
and FontBook says it has 4886 glyphs

FontBook tells me location of the first is 

/Users/XXXXXX/Library/Fonts/TeXTrueType/public/Asana-Math/ASANA.TTC (copie inactive)

and the second


(these are the same locations, actually).

And the third one is the .otf file with location

/Users/XXXXXX/Library/Fonts/TeXOpenType/public/Asana-Math/Asana-Math.otf (copie active)

and 3378 glyphs reported by FontBook

3. Yes I can de-activate the **two** fonts associated with ASANA.TTC. I did this, as reported 
above with (copie inactive) and (copie active) respectively.

After this, XeTeX indeed uses the only one FontBook activated, i.e. the .otf one.


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