[texworks] Mac OS TeXworks + fontconfig

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sun May 29 13:25:23 CEST 2011

On my Mac (running OS X 10.6), at least, the font's PS name is ZapfDingbatsITC.

Maybe we could enhance the code to try both ZapfDingbats and ZapfDingbatsITC?


On 29 May 2011, at 11:38, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> 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.
> -Stefan

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