[OS X TeX] Help for FontForge needed

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Sep 2 14:46:20 EDT 2006

Am 31.08.2006 um 22:46 schrieb André Bellaïche:

> No Apple application in my computer would be able to open a DVI  
> file. I only had to use dvips from a Terminal.

A recent version of TeXShop, or TeXniscope, a dedicated "DVI  
viewer" (which actually converts via dvipdfmx to PDF), should tell  
LaunchService that they are applications to handle DVI files. Maybe a  
PreferencePane like RCDefaultApp by Carl Lindberg is needed to  
correct missing things ...

> "texdoc fontname" does nothing in my Terminal: no error message, no  
> action, just sending the next prompt. So I use dvips -o.

I have a specially adapted private copy of TeX's texdoc script.

>> So I have to correct myself: it's not dvipdfm (that's TeXniscope's  
>> convertor) but simpdftex, i.e DVI->PS via dvips and then PS->PDF  
>> via Apple's pstopdf according to my preferences setting.
> I don't understand this part  of your message. In fact, pdflatex  
> works well for me, so I never had the need of using altpdflatex or  
> simpdflatex. I still have to find (in this list, or on the web)  
> what they are used for.

First I made a mistake by claiming that TeXShop was using the same  
DVI to PDF convertor as TeXniscope.

Simpdftex is a simulator for pdfTeX which uses pdfTeX to create DVI  
and dvips to create a PostScript output file that then could be  
converted to PDF with Ghostscript for those that use (La)TeX  
constructs which rely on dvips. Or such ...



   It's not the valleys in life I dread so much as the dips.
                     -- Garfield

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