[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Dec 22 04:08:49 EST 2005

Le 22 déc. 05 à 00:59, Jens Nöckel a écrit :

> I have posted the application and installation instructions on my  
> web site,
> http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~noeckel/Illustrator.html#stripfonts

At that page you recommend creation of a file ~/.MacOSX/ 
environment.plist. The existence of this file, affecting all GUI  
applications, is known to create problems with i-Installer, unless  
the user is Unix-litterate and knows exactly what he/she is doing; as  
a matter of fact, Gerben Wierda recommends against it.

Moreover, the content that you recommend for this file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http:// 
<plist version="1.0">

means Fink binaries will be found before those, in /usr/local/bin,  
installed by i-Installer, which is likely to cause problems.

If I understood correctly, the purpose of this file is to make sure  
the GhostScript binaries are somewhere in the default path. If these  
binaries are installed by i-Installer, they are inside /usr/local/ 
bin, and if the user has agreed to CLI activation, then the necessary  
modifications have been done to /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login, such  
that /usr/local/bin is added to $PATH. Hence, in this case, creation  
of ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist is unnecessary.

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