[XeTeX] Fonts and Snow Leopard

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 19 14:35:09 CEST 2009

For XeTeX users who have run into problems with some of Apple system  
fonts on Snow Leopard, now that they are delivered in .ttc format  
rather than .dfont, I have a possible solution, and would appreciate  
hearing whether it resolves the issue for others (it seems to work ok  
in my limited testing).

There is a new version of xdvipdfmx available at http://www.jfkew.plus.com/xdvipdfmx-SL.zip 
  that should work correctly with these fonts. Just unzip the archive  
and replace your existing xdvipdfmx binary with this one (I'd  
recommend archiving or renaming the old version, to make it easy to  
revert if necessary.)

This is not a Snow Leopard-specific version, so 10.5 users are welcome  
to test it as well; it's important to check that it still works with  
older fonts, as well as working with the new 10.6 versions. Note,  
however, that this is an Intel-only binary, so PPC users should ignore  

I'd appreciate knowing whether this fixes the issue for people, before  
committing the change to the repository and pushing it into wider  



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