[OS X TeX] Font problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 6 07:11:55 EST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 2:56 PM, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

> I am using MacTex, Skim and TextMate. Previewing is behaving very  
> erratically. Sometimes the CMR fonts are displayed, and sometmes the  
> files is dsplayed in Helvetica (or a simlar font). Sometimes it is  
> even more strange: the text body is displayed in CMR and the  
> headings are displayed in Helevtica.
> Because I rely on eps files for graphics I have to use latex, I  
> cannot use pdflatex as the primary typestting engine.
> What are the configuration options controlling this behavior, and  
> how can I configure dvips and then ghostscript to always embed the  
> font outlines in the ps and pdf files so that any display program  
> will always display the correct fonts?
> Erich Neuwirth


I believe this is a case of messed up font caches. Get a program like  
Onyx (make sure to get the version for your OS) from <http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html 
 >, or one of the many other maintenance applications, and clean out  
the font caches.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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