[OS X TeX] i-Installer and local maps and hyphenation patterns

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sat Dec 30 16:46:48 EST 2006

Le 30 déc. 06 à 19:20, nicola a écrit :

> I would like to point out the following problems with i-Installer. I
> need hyphenation patterns for languages not included in the standard
> distribution. I have put all the necessary files in my ~/Library/texmf
> subfolders and I have changed language.dat and language.def  
> accordingly.
> Upon configuration, i-Installer does show my local hyphenation  
> patterns
> in the list of languages, but they are not subsequently activated even
> if I check their checkboxes.
> Something similar happens with any font that I have installed locally
> (i.e., in ~/Library/texmf): i-Installer shows the corresponding map  
> file
> but it does not activate it even if I select it.
> [...]
> En passant, when I choose to build xetex and xelatex formats in
> i-Installer (not selected by default), they are correctly built, but
> then in fmtutil.cnf the corresponding lines are commented out.

This simply reflects the fact that the TeX i-Package in i-Installer  
has been designed to work with /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local only, and  
not with ~/Library/texmf. This was done so that i-Installer can  
update one configuration easily, by always looking for files at a  
specific place (as opposed to browsing user home directories).

As far as I know, the only way to work with font and map files  
located in ~/Library/texmf is to use updmap from the command line.  
Same with fmtutil.

Bruno Voisin

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