[OS X TeX] pdf font coding problems
gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Thu Dec 22 13:08:34 EST 2005
For the ignorant:
Your instructions tell me to create a new file in my home
directory; .MacOSX. Finder does not allow me to do that.
On Dec 22, 2005, at 10:04 AM, Jens Nöckel wrote:
> 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,
>> 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"
>> <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.
> 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 i-installer.
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