[OS X TeX] Non OS X fonts with XeTeX

Øistein E. Andersen osxtex.pourriel at ouvaton.org
Sun Apr 2 18:25:13 EDT 2006

On 22nd Oct 2005, I wrote:

> I get the following error message when I try to use a non OS X font  
> with XeLaTeX:
>> exception: SimplePSInterpreterException  reason: condition in if  
>> is not a boolean
>> [...]

Jonathan Kew promptly replied:

> [This] indicates [...] that the utility T1Wrap, which  
> repackages .pfb fonts into a form that CoreGraphics can use, is  
> unable to interpret the font.
> [...]
> One thing that *might* work, if you care to try, would be to load the  
> font into FontForge (or FontLab, if you happen to have it) and  
> regenerate a fresh .pfb file, [...]

At the time, this worked perfectly well. Now, however -- after a reinstallation of TeX and XeTeX --, this trick does not seem to work anymore.

A possible explanation could be be a change in the XeTeX code, but this is certainly not the only possibility. Would anyone happen to have an idea about how this problem could possibly be circumvented?

Øistein E. Andersen
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