[OS X TeX] fonts in leopard

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Nov 5 01:52:49 EST 2007

Le 5 nov. 07 à 04:49, Prof. T. Daniel Crawford a écrit :

> [...]
> However, I should note that I observe the same behavior upon logout/ 
> login even it don't try to clean out the font caches, namely:
> (1) Acrobat displays pdflatex-generated PDF files correctly all the  
> time.
> (2) TeXniscope never displays such files correctly; fonts are some  
> narrow sans serif, with very limited mathematical symbol capabilities.
> (3) Preview.app displays the files correctly *until* I open them  
> with TeXniscope, and then it takes two or three openinga, the fonts  
> are hosed.

Have you tried to contact Massimiliano Gubinelli, TeXniscope's  
developer, at mgubi at mac.com? He's no longer subscribed to this list.

Here's what Massimiliano wrote me off-list when forwarded Philipp  
Mathey's original message:

> i've unsubscribed from the list so I cannot post any reply. Could  
> you give me the address of Philipp Mathey so that I can interact  
> with him to pin down the problem?

Regarding LaTeX's Equation Editor:

> One other observations: I have a number of PDF-based equations  
> generated with the LaTeX equation editor (a very nice program that  
> you all probably know about already, but just in case not: http://evolve.lse.ac.uk/software/EquationEditor/) 
>  that I use in Keynote presentations.  These are also screwed up  
> (both when displayed in Keynote and in the equation editor program).

LaTeX Equation Editor hasn't been updated for a long time. Actually  
his developer lost interest and stopped development when the ability  
to copy and paste equation from the PDF output was added to TeXShop.

It's hence no wonder that LaTeX Equation Editor experiences problems  
with Leopard. The two original LaTeX-based OS X equation editors,  
namely Equation Service and LaTeX Equation Editor, have been  
superseded by LaTeXiT which is actively developed.

> The behavior I'm seeing makes me think that Preview is grabbing its  
> fonts from a system area until TeXniscope or the equation editor  
> write their own into a user-owned cache.   I conclude that the  
> problem relates to TeXniscope or equation editor (or perhaps with  
> teTeX itself), but I'm not sure how to proceed in tracking the  
> problem further yet.
> Any ideas your all might have are most welcome!

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin
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