[OS X TeX] [off-topic] best font set for using Times?
Gary L. Gray
gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed May 9 07:32:24 EDT 2007
On May 9, 2007, at 6:34 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
> On 8 May, 2007, at 18:32, Gary L.Gray wrote:
>> Partially answering my own question, it appears that I can modify
>> the following line in texmf.cnf to fix the "Not enough room left."
>> font_mem_size = 1200000
>> to be something like:
>> font_mem_size = 2000000
>> I have copied the file, modified the line above as shown, and
>> placed it in:
>> but TeX is not seeing it.
>> What is the best way to modify texmf.cnf?
> I had the same problem. Here is Thomas A. Schmitz's reply to my post:
>> On Feb 28, 2007, at 2:00 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>> Subject: Font *** not loaded: Not enough room left
>>> From: "Axel E. Retif" <axel.retif at mac.com>
>>> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 02:07:11 -0600
>>> Dear TeXperts:
>>> Typesetting a document with MinionPro in TeXLive-2007 (pdfLaTeX, not
>>> XeLaTeX) I ran into
>>> ! Font T1/MinionPro-TOsF/bx/n/11.5=MinionPro-Semibold-tosf-t1 at
>>> 11.5pt not loaded: Not enough room left.
>>> It typesets fine in gwTeXLive, so I guess it's a memory problem,
>>> right? If so, as far as I remember, I have to increase the memory in
>>> texmf.cnf and rebuild formats ---is this correct?
>>> Thank you in advance.
>> Yes, that's right. Locate the texmf.cnf that your installation is
>> using (kpsewhich texmf.cnf), open and edit it. The value you're
>> looking for is font_mem_size (around line 520, I think), and you
>> can set it to a value up to 4000000; the default is too low for
>> use with fonts with extended kerning information (like many Adobe
> Now ---putting a modified texmf.cnf in ~/Library/texmf didn't work
> for me. I had to modify the one in /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/
> web2c/texmf.cnf *and* rebuild formats.
Aha! Thank you.
What formats need to be rebuilt? Just the ones I have created or all
of them. If all of them, how does one do that?
I apologize for all the elementary questions, but this aspect of TeX
is all new to me.
All the best,
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