[XeTeX] Mysterious error

Christos Chryssochoidis c.chryssochoidis at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 19:59:00 CET 2007

xelatex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E" seems to solve the problem.
(The plain "xelatex" command gives a bunch of
"xdv2pdf[63192] <Error>: WARNING: Type1 font data returned by
OFAStreamPSDownload isn't in the correct format required by the Adobe
Type 1Font Format specification." messages at the end.) Deleting the
Latin Modern fonts that I found in my computer's font directories
didn't help when using the plain "xelatex". However after deleting all
the fonts in /Library/Caches/Type1-sfnt-fonts, plain "xelatex" seems
to work ok too. (Nevertheless it keeps showing the messages mentioned
above, contrary to 'xelatex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E" '.)
Furthermore XeLaTeX runs much faster with xdvipdfmx.

I have changed the settings of TeXShop to use the XeLaTeX-xdvipdfmx engine.

Thanks very much,


On Nov 29, 2007 3:42 PM, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:
> On 28 Nov 2007, at 11:48 pm, Christos Chryssochoidis wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm trying to typeset a document with xelatex, and after writing some
> > pages, in which I also insert some external pdf's made with MpToPdf, I
> > 'm getting a mysterious error:
> >
> >> *** no 'post' table found, unable to re-encode font lmmi10
> >
> > (and in TeXShop console it also says something about 'broken pipe').
> > Can anyone help me with this?
> >
> > I'm using XeTeX from MacTex-2007 on Mac OS X 10.5.1.
> I'm not sure why this is happening, and don't have any free time to
> investigate it right now. But you could try using xdvipdfmx in place
> of xdv2pdf as the output driver; I'm guessing that may help.
> At the command line, you'd use
>      xelatex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E" yourfile.tex
> or in TeXShop, use the "XeLaTeX-xdvipdfmx" engine (see the TeXShop
> documentation or list archives if you need to enable this).
> HTH,
> JK
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