[OS X TeX] Questions about a clean? install

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Oct 10 13:28:15 EDT 2006

On 10 Oct 2006, at 5:54 pm, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> This directory is /Library/Caches/Type1-sfnt-fonts. XeTeX stores  
> there OpenType versions of PostScript fonts the user may have in  
> FFIL/LWFN Mac OS Classic format, and it's these versions that XeTeX  
> uses when typesetting with the fonts.

Just to clarify for the record: The files here are created from .pfb  
fonts in the texmf tree, not from your FFIL/LWFN "classic" fonts.  
They're only used by the xdv2pdf driver, so if you use xdvipdfmx  
instead, they are neither created nor used. (The xetex process itself  
doesn't use them.)


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