[texworks] Mac OS TeXworks + fontconfig

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 07:23:45 CEST 2011


On 2011-06-08 22:07, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> It appears there was more to the Symbol font situation on Leopard.
> When testing a new binary, I noticed that Helvetica was being
> substituted for Symbol, but only on OS X 10.5.x.  [...]  I added a set
> of perentheses around the entire `TAG` definition and TeXworks stopped
> substituting Helvitica for Symbol.  The result still has one .notdef
> character, but at least it is in the same place as the Snow Leopard
> version.

OK, the mu - well, it's a fairly common character (my keyboard even has
a special combination AltG+M for it), so Apple may have decided to move
it to some other place to be consistent with other fonts, for example.
Anyway, it's good that it's consistent now.

> Attached is a patch that I think fixes the preprocessor definitions in
> GlobalParamsMac.cc.

Thanks, committed as r836.


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