[OS X TeX] More New MacTeX Packages

Charles Doherty charles.doherty at ntlworld.ie
Mon Feb 12 05:51:18 EST 2007

On 11 Feb 2007, at 15:01, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Charles Doherty wrote:
>> … aborts  when it encounters the Euro symbol.
> Have you considered the political implications?
I can't afford to go there!
> Regards
> --schremmer

Dear Alain, Peter, Bruno and Gerben,

Here is Taco's reply from the ConTeXt list for your interest.
> No need for a test file, the problem is staightforward enough. The UTF
> euro sign maps to the macro \texteuro, that then tries to find the  
> best
> suited glyph. Since EC encoding doesn't have a euro symbol, context
> falls back to the marvosym font to provide one.
> But the metric file ConTeXt knows that font by (fmvr8x) was deleted
> from TeXLive, because the package (marvosym) that it belongs to has
> been updated, and it switched to a new name for the metric file.
> It is very likely they did not change *just* the name, but updated the
> base font file as well, so simple name remapping probably will not  
> work
> anyway. We probably have to update the support macros for marvosym as
> well (cc the dev-context list).
> It is bad luck that the last-minute update to marvosym in texlive
> breaks the marvosym support in context, but there is no way to fix
> that any more.
> Meanwhile, if you need a euro sign, it looks like you have to use
> texnansi encoding.
> Greetings, Taco
Thanks to all for replying,

Charles Doherty,
Early Irish History,
Room K113,
School of History,
John Henry Newman Building,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4

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