[texworks] Mac OS TeXworks + fontconfig (was: Another TeXworks mac build (with a buildsystem!))

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Thu May 26 12:03:01 CEST 2011

On 26 May 2011, at 06:54, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:

> Here is what `base-14-fonts.pdf` looks like on a machine with X11 fonts:
>    http://i.imgur.com/DW1yG.png

> Re-building Poppler to use Quartz font handling took some doing, but
> here are the results on a machine without X11 fonts:
>    http://i.imgur.com/SV6WG.png

Interesting.... neither of these is entirely successful. (Thanks VERY much for your building and testing efforts!) The fontconfig/X11-fonts version fails to handle Helvetica Bold [Oblique], it just renders the non-bold faces. (And it's got a .notdef glyph in place of the "mu" in the middle of the Symbol line. That's probably an encoding mismatch related the "micro" symbol and the Greek letter "mu".)

Meanwhile, the Quartz one gets Helvetica right, but doesn't find either Symbol or ZapfDingbats, and just falls back to Helvetica glyphs for both of those lines. I don't recall the details of the patch for finding Quartz fonts, but maybe this could be fixed?


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