[texhax] Problem with Mac Installation of Bluesky CM/PS Fonts

Brian O'Toole Brian.O.Toole at mathworks.com
Wed Aug 8 21:27:23 CEST 2007

Hello All,

I wonder whether any of you have seen this or I am following an incorrect 
installation procedure for the Bluesky CM/PS Fonts on the Macintosh.

I downloaded cmps-textures.hqx from 
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm/ps-type1/bluesky/ in order to 
examine the Computer Modern Fonts and LaTeX Fonts in standard Macintosh Type 
1 format.  I have repeated the following experiment on two Macintosh 
computers, with the following info:

Macintosh #1: Mac OS X, Version 10.3.8
Processor: Dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4
Memory: 1 GB DDR SDRAM

Macintosh #2: Mac OS X, Version 10.4.9
Processor: 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory: 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

I unpacked cmps-textures.hqx into "CM/PS for Textures.sit" and used StuffIt 
to expand "CM/PS for Textures.sit" into the three directories "AFM", "CM PS 
outlines", and "CM screen".

In the directory "CM screen" were the two files "CM/PS screen fonts" and 
"LaTeX screen fonts", each in FFIL format with the appropriate icon.

In the directory "CM PS outlines" were a total of 94 font files (such as 
CMR10, CMSY10, ., LASY8.), each in LWFN format with the appropriate icon.

I copied both FFIL files from "CM screen" and the 94 LWFN files from "CM PS 
outlines" to the Library/Font subdirectory of my user home directory.

I rebooted the computer, and logged in with my user id, and opened up "Font 

In the "All Fonts" category, I now see both the "Computer Modern" and 
 "LaTeX" font families, as I had hoped.

However, when I expand the "Computer Modern" font family, I see the 
following list, where "Plain" is repeated 80 times (75 times for the CM* 
fonts and 5 times for the LOGO* fonts):

        Computer Modern

When I expand the "LaTeX" font family, I see the following list (note that 
there should be 14 LaTeX fonts):


When I click on each of the 80 fonts under "Computer Modern", the preview 
pane looks correct (I see the Sample, Repertoire, or Custom previews 
correctly), and the name of each font appears correctly below the preview 
pane.  When I double-click on each of the 80 fonts under "Computer Modern", 
the dialog that pops up indicates that the font is "installed" but shows a 
style of "Plain".

It seems as though there is some corruption, or perhaps the Style field of 
each font is set to "Plain" rather than its name.  The problem is that when 
I call GetAllFonts in my Java AWT GraphicsEnvironment, all of the Computer 
Modern Plain fonts are considered duplicates, and so only one of them (the 
first alphabetically) is available to my Java apps.

I am stumped.  Do you have any idea what may be wrong?

Thanks and best regards,
Brian O'Toole
Plotting & Exploration Group
The MathWorks

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