[OS X TeX] With gwTeX, how to install Bera and Luximono Fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Oct 1 08:27:26 EDT 2007

On Oct 1, 2007, at 6:38 AM, Alain Matthes wrote:

> I need to put the fonts in gwTeX/texmf.local/ ?
> And which are the good commands ?
> Regards Alain


1)In gwTeX you should place the fonts in the proper sub-directories  
of texmk.pkgs not texmf.local. An then run

sudo texhash

so that the TeX system can find the files.

2)To guarantee no fonts that may still be in your personal tree are used

sudo -H ...

rather than

sudo ...

before commands. sudo alone temporarily gives an admin user root  
rights but still uses the users home directory as $HOME; sudo -H also  
switches to roots home directory $HOME where there is no ~/Library/ 
texmf/... tree.

3)ALWAYS use the -sys versions of the commands (e.g., updmap-sys, not  
updmap). Gerben's gwTeX, traditionally made the two commands synonyms  
but you should get into good habits in case you go over to a gwTeX  
that isn't configured that way or MacTeX. The -sys versions of the  
commands try to put the map files, etc., in the proper place in the  
system TeX trees (texmf.local in gwTeX) while the non-sys version  
will write to your personal texmf tree---this has lead to tons of  
problems when trying to diagnose problems as you can see.

Hope I've got this all straight.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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