[OS X TeX] missing symbols in mathptmx with pdftex
Gary L. Gray
gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Jan 28 22:18:05 EST 2008
On Jan 28, 2008, at 10:13 PM, Nathan Sanders wrote:
> A friend of mine discovered that some math symbols do not show up in
> Adobe Acrobat (v5.0, if it matters) for a PDF created by pdftex
> using mathptmx. The following minimal example illustrates the
> If this is run through pdftex and viewed in Acrobat, the summation
> symbol is missing. However, if dvips is used instead, or if the
> pdftex PDF is viewed in another viewer (Preview, Skim, etc.),
> everything is just fine.
> Is this a known issue with a known fix? Preferably something simple
> (my friend is not very TeX-handy) that allows him to use mathptmx,
> pdftex, and Acrobat (to suit his various needs/wants)?
> Can anyone else replicate this? This only response I got on c.t.t
> was from someone who couldn't replicate it with tetex.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Under 10.5.1, the output from your code displays perfectly in Preview
and Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1.1. Sorry I couldn't be of more
help, but has your friend tried a more recent version of Acrobat?
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