[texworks] Another experimental Mac build

Charlie Sharpsteen chuck at sharpsteen.net
Fri Jun 10 17:17:44 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Dohyun Kim <nomosnomos at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/6/10 Charlie Sharpsteen <chuck at sharpsteen.net>:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I just posted two new Mac binaries:
>>    For Leopard:
>>    https://github.com/downloads/Sharpie/TeXworks/TeXworks.0.5.0-836-d471e94-Leopard.dmg
>>    For Snow Leopard:
>>    https://github.com/downloads/Sharpie/TeXworks/TeXworks.0.5.0-836-d471e94-SLeopard.dmg
>> ** NOTE: These links are semi-permanent. Old builds may be deleted in
>> order to free disk space for new builds. **
>> This build is entirely skippable as there are no new features or
>> user-visible changes.  The purpose of this build is to field-test
>> changes to Poppler that retrieve missing font information directly
>> from OS X rather than the X11-based Fontconfig library. TeX normally
>> embeds all information into the PDF files it generates, so this change
>> should have no impact on normal TeXworks usage.  If anyone downloads
>> this release and runs into problems with font rendering, please let me
>> know---I am planning to submit patches to the Poppler project in a few
>> weeks if TeXworks is still running smoothly.
> I can't see any difference from the previous build.
> When base14-fonts.pdf being opened, it turns out that
> the following fonts are still working:
> Times New Roman.ttf  for Times
> HelveticaLight.ttf  for Helvetica (for Helverica-Bold as well)
> /usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/cour.pfa  for Courier
> Again, mu character of Symbol face is still an empty box.
> It seems that fontconfig library, instead of OSX native engine,
> is still being used.  I have installed Snow Leopard build.

Ooops, you are right---it looks like the Snow Leopard build was still
including Fontconfig. I just replaced the binary with a new build that
doesn't include it.

Thanks for testing!


> Best,
> --
> Dohyun Kim

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