[OS X TeX] Problem for installing new fonts in MacTeX (TeXLive2007-dev)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jan 11 15:10:30 EST 2008

On Jan 11, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Franck Pastor wrote:

> But why then not using the ~/Library/texmf directory as default,  
> instead of ~/.texlive2007? I suppose that is what gwTeX does…


I believe that is retained so that TeX has a guaranteed writable and  
retainable (i.e., it doesn't get cleaned out) place to place generated  
tfm, etc., files from mp fotns when it needs them (e.g., with the  
CMSuper fonts which use a MixedMap). It's internal structure mimics  
that of the system tree. It was retained so you don't end up with  
unexpected items in your personal tree.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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