[OS X TeX] Distiller

Jon Guyer jguyer at his.com
Sat Jan 28 13:48:39 EST 2006

On Jan 28, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2006, at 06:45, Jon Guyer wrote:

>> At least for me (10.3.9), Apple's distiller is outrageously slow. I 
>> think I determined at one point that it was loading fonts or 
>> something, but never pursued it further, although when Mail.app 
>> locked up on me the other day trying to automatically display a .ps 
>> attachment, I was somewhat reincentivized (ain't English grand?) to 
>> figure out if there were a way to improve things.
> ISTR Panther's pstopdf would hang indefinitely if you had any .pfb 
> files in ~/Library/Fonts (or another font directory).  It didn't use 
> them, but didn't ignore them either.  Not sure if that's helpful or 
> just mildly amusing trivia.

Interesting. I do indeed have a .pfb file in ~/Library/Fonts. I'll have 
to experiment.
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