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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Mar 21 10:49:33 EST 2005

> Hi Gerben,
> Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> wrote:
>>  FontForge has been updated to version 20050209 and recompiled (the
>>  previous i-Package rfelease had been compilked wrong). Everyone who
>>  installed 20050209 is requested to update the i-Package and reinstall.
>>  The TeX i-Package is being updated to the normal repositories. Apart
>>  from the mentioned Latin Modern improvements (one week ago) it also has
>>  a fix for the fact that FontForge has changed the format of its
>>  reported version string.
>>  If you have the converted Latin Modern fonts installed, you are advised
>>  to:
>>  	1. Move /Library/Fonts/Latin Modern out of the way (back it up to be
>>  certain)
>>  	2. Update and install the FontForge i-Package
>>  	3. Update and install the TeX i-Package
>>  Note that due to the changes in the texmf trees, this TeX i-Package
>>  update requires a substantial download to install.
>>  G
> 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?

This looks like a fontforge bug. It should not try to open an X11 window
if it is just running a script. I'll investigate.

> Steffen


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