[OS X TeX] Re: fonts in leopard

Daniel Crawford crawdad at vt.edu
Sat Nov 3 22:53:25 EDT 2007

Philipp Mathey <pmathey at ...> writes:

> I tried booting in Safe Disk mode which clears the font caches (?), I  
> think (at least, under Tiger).
> Didn't help.
> To be clear, I don't have a problem with fonts whatsoever until I open  
> a pdf file with TeXniscope.
> I think the solution (at least for me) involves understanding what  
> happens
> as I restart, why applications like Preview, Skim etc display the  
> fonts correctly afterwards  and why TeXniscope
> does not. TeXniscope, for some reason, behaves differently.
> On 3-Nov-07, at 4:54 PM, Philipp Mathey wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > could someone answer the following questions ?
> > 1) what are font caches ?
> > 2) where precisely are they located in Leopard ?
> > 3) what happens if one removes them ? (the entire folder)
> > 4) what happens when one removes some or all items within the cache  
> > folder but does not remove the folder itself ?
> > 5) how should one 'empty' the font caches ?
> > 6) when one logs out, does that affect the font caches  ?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Philipp

Hi, all,

I have encountered Leopard/teTeX font problems identical to those described
earlier in this thread, viz., Acrobat displays a pdflatex generated PDF file
perfectly all the time, while TeXniscope never displays it correctly, and
Preview displays it correctly only after a login and until I regenerate it with

Unfortunately, the aforementioned solution does not appear to work for me.  I
have removed my ~/Library/Caches, /Library/Caches, and /var/folders/*, but this
does not appear to have any impact on the problem.

If anyone here can offer suggestions, I would be most grateful.


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