[OS X TeX] My ! has disappeared in Times

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Apr 26 17:02:02 EDT 2006

On Apr 26, 2006, at 3:53 PM, Ronald Bruck wrote:

> OK, I am going quietly crazy.  None of the things that Bruno  
> suggested worked, and so I thought I would install a more modern  
> version of the MathTime fonts, the MathTime Pro collection I bought  
> about a year ago (including Supplement A and Supplement B) from  
> PCTeX, but never got around to installing.
> So the first thing I have to do is fix my texmf.local.  I take all  
> the files which PCTeX provides and copy them into the correct  
> places in my texmf.local.  I patch web2c/updmap.cfg, run updmap,  
> then look at the log.  None of the mtpro maps "took".
> Hmmm.  Why not?  I use the terminal to go into /usr/local/teTeX/ 
> share/texmf.local/fonts/type1, and an ls shows me that the mtpro  
> folder I had copied into it doesn't exist!
> From the terminal I do an ln -s from the type1 directory to my  
> desktop.  The alias appears, I double-click it:  and there's the  
> mtpro folder!
> I can see it from the Finder, but I can't see it in Terminal.
> So I understand why teTeX punts to Metafont (which fails, since  
> there are no .mf files):  when I ran updmap, it never saw the font  
> files, so it didn't use the map files.  (As I saw when I read the  
> log.)  But why not?  Where'd they go?
> Presumably I have some aliases which are pointing somewhere I don't  
> realize they're pointing, but---nothing SHOWS to be an alias.
> Any ideas what gives?  BTW, my Concrete fonts from Micropress work  
> fine.  I used the same technique with them ???!!!
> This is Mac OS X Server 10.4.6.
> --Ron Bruck


Did you run

sudo mktexlsr

after installing the files? You must do that if you install in  
texmf.local rather than your home folder.

Also, did you run

sudo -H updmap-sys

rather than updmap?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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