[OS X TeX] fonts in leopard

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Sat Nov 3 01:16:04 EDT 2007

On Nov 2, 2007, at 10:00 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2007, at 7:35 PM, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>>> I would also delete your font caches
>> Cha-ching!  It dawned on me right after I wrote my original msg  
>> that an errant cache might be the source of the problem.  Not being  
>> sure where in ~/Library/Caches the font caches were I just  
>> clobbered (actually, moved) the entire directory (and created a new  
>> empty Caches dir) and that did the trick.
> It's probably worth noting that font caches are no longer located  
> in /Library/Caches in Leopard.  They appear to be created under /var/ 
> folders.

Note I was talking about ~/Library/Caches, not /Library/Caches, but it  
does indeed appear that user font caches now exist a few levels below / 
var/folders.  Be that as it may, pretty clearly something in Leopard  
is still reading stuff in ~/Library/Caches and not liking it, so there  
appears to be a gotcha here for LaTeX users who upgrade from Tiger and  
drag their old caches along with them.

Chris Menzel

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