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Norbert Preining norbert at
Thu Oct 8 19:29:28 CEST 2020

This is case 3, put all the fonts in TEXMFHOME and it is a very very very bad idea to do.

Maybe some people in the mactex mailing list have better ideas, but the need to run updmap in user mode is simply too error prone in my experience of about 20+ years.


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Oct 9, 2020 00:55:24 Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at>:

> On 8 Oct2020, at 2:18 AM,Norbert Preining <norbert at> wrote:
>> Tlmgr is only responsibly for installing packages from TeX Live repositories, and uses updmap-sys to update the map files.
>> If you have personal fonts, we suggest one of the best practices listed here
> The cited “best practices” does not address the common situation for Mac users who put all their local fonts, etc., in ~/Library/texmf.
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