[OS X TeX] Help: Hieroglyphs and Font not Found

Yann Ricard yann at virtual-egyptian-museum.org
Mon Oct 10 20:47:24 EDT 2005

Peter !!!!!!

You are my King of Kings. The Bull of His Mother (a title reserved to  
the greatest of all Egyptian pharaohs!)
Believe it or not, I had been banging my head on the wall about this  
for the past two weeks!

As you had surmised, there was indeed another .map file which did not  
have the info about the Hiero fonts.


actually, that was an alias (er... symbolic link) to


That was perverse, because I had suspected there could be another  
psfonts.map, but when I searched the drive for another TEXT file  
named psfonts.map, it turned up nothing. Of course, it didn't. I was  
looking for a text file, but it was a link, so it didn't show up...  

Your method was invaluable. However, I strayed a little:
1) Instead of using eMacs (sorry), I opened /sw/bin/dvipdf with BBEdit.
2) I commented out the last line - which in my copy of dvipdf read:
exec dvips -q -f "$infile" | gs $OPTIONS -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH - 
sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile="$outfile" $OPTIONS -c .setpdfwrite -
3) I copied the line and added the -d 64 options
4) I saved the file (providing my Admin passwd).
5 ) I ran dvips test.dvi
6) BINGO!, I found the reference to the "unknown" map file.

1) I opened the .map file that had all the references about my  
desired fonts in BBEdit and copied the relevant lines.
2) I opened /sw/var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/updmap/psfonts_t1.map  
in BBEdit and pasted the lines from the other .map file

Note that I completely disregarded the warning that read:
                     %   Don't change this file directly. Edit texmf/ 
                     %   and run updmap to recreate this file.

Somehow, even though I brute-forced it (it's not just that I am lazy,  
it's that I could not figure how to invoke udpmap), it seems to work  

Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

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