[XeTeX] Segfault when trying to use Hoefler Text on OS X 10.6

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 24 23:47:58 CET 2010

On Feb 24, 2010, at 1:30 PM, Philipp Stephani wrote:

> Am 24.02.2010 um 20:13 schrieb Philipp Stephani:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to use Hoefler Text on OS X 10.6, but xelatex segfaults. Here is a minimal example:
> Here is a better one:
> \font\x="Hoefler Text/B" % or /I or /BI
> \bye
> Every possible style that is not the regular one results in a segmentation fault when the AAT renderer is used. All styles work as expected in TextEdit, as well as in the ICU renderer.


The Hoefler Text font and other, butr not all, systems fonts were changed from ttf to ttc fonts in Snpw Leopard and this has lead to problems.

Take a look at crash logs and see what it is that is crashing. I've stopped using the xdv2pdf back end and only use the default xdvipdfmx back end. Some things don't work but I also am no longer seeing crashes.

Also, the 10.6.2 update seemed to make things crash. Try doing a Safe Boot (Hold the Shift key down when booting until the login screen appear and then login). This clears out many caches and may solve your problem if you still see crashes when using xdvipdfmx.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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