[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems

Jens Nöckel noeckel at uoregon.edu
Thu Dec 22 11:04:22 EST 2005

On Dec 22, 2005, at 1:08 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> 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://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
> <plist version="1.0">
> <dict>
> 	<key>PATH</key>
> 	<string>/sw/bin:/sw/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/ 
> sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin</string>
> </dict>
> </plist>
> 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.


thanks for the info - I'll add this to my instructions, for those who  
use i-installer. I've got various other OSX applications that call  
scripts, and to get them all on the same page the plist mechanism has  
worked perfectly well for me. And as I say, it's customizable. I  
customized it so that fink will come first, because I don't use  



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