[OS X TeX] general question concerning font installation

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Mon Sep 10 16:49:57 EDT 2007

On Sep 10, 2007, at 7:40 AM, Oliver Pooley wrote:

> On 10 Sep 2007, at 03:09, Aaron Jackson wrote:
>>>> What's the procedure, for a new computer with a fresh  
>>>> installation of MacTeX, when one has many fonts to install? I  
>>>> recently followed the above procedure but had a large number of  
>>>> map files to enable.  The process of running sudo -H updmap-sys  
>>>> --enable Map for each one, and having the map files updated each  
>>>> time, seemed rather laborious.  I felt I must be missing some  
>>>> way of speeding up the process.
> ...
>> Try doing a
>> sudo updmap-sys --edit
>> and then making all changes at once.
> When I do this updmap.cfg is opened in the terminal window and the  
> title bar indicates that vim is running.  I can see where and how  
> one would add the information about the map files.  However, I have  
> no idea how one actually edits and saves the file.  I realise this  
> is really a question about terminal.app and/or vim, but many thanks  
> in advance if it's easy to say what one does.

If you are going to muck around with the command line, you must learn  
some basic vim/vi.  This seems to give everything you need to know  
about vim/vi:


In fact, you really only to read three very small sections: "What is  
vi?", "To Exit vi" and "Inserting or Adding Text".  Play around with  
a regular text file first and if all else fails <esc>:q! will quit  
and discard all changes.  No harm done.  I really don't know why vi  
is so intimidating.  Anybody that can use latex should be able to use  

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