[OS X TeX] Lost fonts in TexShop -- help!

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Apr 21 04:46:32 EDT 2004

Le 21 avr. 04, à 10:07, Hans van Maanen a écrit :

> I think I've done something stupid. Everything was fine, until I 
> started to rearrange my fonts).

What do you mean by this? Which fonts, where were they before, and 
where are they now?

> What do I do to get my fonts back? Where do I find them, and where do 
> I put them?

The fonts used by TeXShop and i-Installer's teTeX-TeXLive live inside 
/Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/fonts/ and (assuming you created this 
directory) ~/Library/texmf/fonts/, as sets of various files in various 
formats. The CM fonts themselves live inside 

If you don't know Unix, it's dubious that you have changed these 
directories. Moreover, they are owned by root which means as a normal 
user you shouldn't be able to modify them.

Are you referring to the various CM fonts you may have, as a former 
Classic user, inside your Classic font folder /System Folder/Fonts/, in 
the form of FFIL screen font suitcases and LWFN printer font files? 
These were used by Textures and OzTeX, and the various pre-OS X Mac TeX 
software, but they are not used by TeXShop.

The fonts inside the OS X font folders /System/Library/Fonts/, 
/Library/Fonts/ and ~/Library/Fonts/ are not used by TeXShop either, 
unless you installed the experimental XeTeX and started to play with 
it. Did you do this?

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin
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