[OS X TeX] Using gtamacfonts on Leopard

Matthias Damm macplanet at macnews.de
Wed Nov 21 13:03:09 EST 2007

Hello everybody,

after I upgraded to Leopard, I experienced problems with the Hoefler
font installed by i-Installer via Gerben's gtamacfonts feature.
I think I have found the reason for the problem, and I wanted to share
it here -- I am somewhat puzzled that nobody else seems to have had
the problem, at least I did not find any reference to it!

My problem was that after using \usepackage{gtamachoefler}, some
glyphs were not printed, namely German Umlauts (äöü) and the "ß".
There were warnings like

pdfTeX warning: pdflatex (file /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/
truetype/

for all these characters.

I had installed Leopard via the "Archive and Install" option and re-
installed a fresh TexLive via i-Installer afterwards.

I found an old posting from this list that mentioned that there are
different versions of the Hoefler font with different glyph names,
that pointed me to the solution:

The version of Hoefler.dfont on my Leopard system was 6.0d7e1 (visible
in the Finder info). The version on my iBook still running Tiger is
5.0d7e2. So, Leopard seems to carry an updated version of the Hoefler
font that seems to be incompatible with Gerben's gtamacfonts.
After I replaced the Hoefler.dfont by the older version and re-
configured TexLive via i-Installer, everything is fine again.
The other gtamacfonts seem not to have the problem, but I am not sure
if I tested that thoroughly enough.

Here's a minimal example that showed the problem and runs fine now:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage{gtamachoefler}

\begin{document}

-äöüß-

\end{document}

Does anybody else see the problem?
Is there really a problem with the i-Installer package or do I have a
specific problem on my system? (I re-installed some fonts from my
former system folder, but I do not think that I changed any of the
default fonts.)

Does Gerben still read this list or should I send him a bug report?

Best regards,
Matthias

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