[OS X TeX] FontForge and TeX i-Package update

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Mar 21 08:57:18 EST 2005

Le 21 mars 05, à 14:37, Maarten Sneep a écrit :

> On 21 mrt 2005, at 14:33, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
>> I just finished what you've recommend but I can't run fontforge:
>> $ fontforge
>> Copyright (c) 2000-2005 by George Williams.
>>  Executable based on sources from 19:08 9-Feb-2005.
>> Could not open screen.
>> You must start X11 before you can start fontforge
>>  X11 may be obtained from http://www.apple.com/macosx/x11/download/
>> I have a 10.3.8 OSX with X11 and Xcode developer tools installed.
>> I started X11 and afterwards terminal.
>> What else is missing?
> Start from an xterm terminal?

I think there are two solutions (well, actually three):

- From Terminal.app, type in sequence, in case your shell is bash:

	DISPLAY=:0.0; export DISPLAY

(with return in between the two lines), and similarly if your shell is 

	setenv DISPLAY :0.0

See <http://www.misplaced.net/fom/X11/37.html>.

- From X11.app, type simply:


- More GUI: in X11.app, go to Applications > Customize..., then add a 
new item:

	Name: FontForge
	Command: /usr/local/bin/fontforge

and use this new item from the Applications item.

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin

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