[OS X TeX] LaTeX Font warnings: Font shape

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Oct 23 07:52:08 EDT 2007

Le 23 oct. 07 à 13:17, Morten Høgholm a écrit :

> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:43:12 +0200, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Nothing to worry about: just ignore the warnings. These are  
>> customary LaTeX useless log file verbosity. There is somewhere a  
>> switch to tell LaTeX to stop producing them, I think, but I don't  
>> remember what it is.
> I don't think this particular warning is useless at all. If I ask  
> for a font combination that doesn't exist I would like to be  
> informed about it.
> One warning that is useless and which is going to be changed in the  
> upcoming LaTeX 2007 release is when a math font changes encoding.  
> This happens for instance when using the fourier package.

I wasn't aware of this difference between font warnings in text mode  
and math mode. Thanks for making it clear.

Generally speaking, long ago (before 1994) as a LaTeX 2.09 user I  
used to read log files and fix every errors and  problems reported  
(such as underfull and overfull hboxes and vboxes). Then when LaTeX  
2e came around I got so fed up with the (seemingly) endless stream of  
font warnings in log files that I stopped reading log files at all  
and only dealt with errors interrupting the typeset process.

This also probably comes from my background as a Textures user: in  
Textures, there is no distinction between log file and console  
output; instead, the whole content of the log file is displayed in  
the log window (otherwise similar to TeXShop's console window). It's  
possible LaTeX warnings are less numerous in console output, I  
stopped paying attention to console/log windows while still a  
Textures user, and afterwards I never looked at the matter again.

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