[OS X TeX] xdvi won't stop generating fonts

Enrico Franconi franconi at yvain.cs.man.ac.uk
Wed Mar 13 03:48:32 EST 2002

On March 12, William McCallum writes:
> This may not be an xdvi problem, but I don't know. I can't get xdvi
> to stop regenerating pk files. It calls mktexpk for every font every
> time I view a file. If the pk file already exists it moves onto the
> next font, but the process is still very slow, since it takes a
> while for mktexpk to report that the file exists.

I have the very same problem. If you do not have embedded postscript
(but I have many!), you can use the carbon MacDviX from Tom Kiffe,
which shares the same pk files with xdvi.

-- e.

Enrico Franconi                     - franconi at cs.man.ac.uk
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