[texworks] Mac OS TeXworks + fontconfig

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Sun May 29 12:38:10 CEST 2011

On 2011-05-29 12:08, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> Lookup font: ZapfDingbats
>    ATSFontFindFromPostScriptName failed! Bailing out!
> "Error: Couldn't find a font for 'ZapfDingbats', subst is 'Helvetica'"
> So, looks like the problem with ZapfDingbats is that
> ATSFontFindFromPostScriptName can't locate it using that name for some
> reason.

Well, that's that, then. Unfortunately, I didn't find any documentation
regarding ATSFontFindFromPostScriptName on the web. But maybe the
PostScript name is simply slightly different ("Zap-Dingbats" or
"Dingbats" would come to mind). Is there any way to check that?
http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ might help (if you don't have it and
don't want to build it, you can also send me the font off-list and I
have a look at it), but I really don't know enough about fonts and the
Mac to know what's going on beneath the hood.


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