[OS X TeX] Can't see ligatures with lucida fonts in pdf files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Mar 27 14:23:03 EDT 2008

On Mar 27, 2008, at 12:01 PM, Chris Goedde wrote:
> Hi, I need help from the font gurus.
> I'm working on my home iMac, using the lucida fonts, which I don't  
> do very often. The ligatures are missing from the pdf output, and  
> (it seems) ONLY from the pdf files. This is true for files that I  
> TeX here or for files that I TeXed yesterday on my work machine. If  
> I open up a pdf on my iMac (in Preview or TeXShop), I don't see the  
> ligatures. If I copy the exact same files to my laptop, I do see the  
> ligatures in Preview and TeXShop. This is independent of where I  
> created the pdf files---even if the file was TeXed on the iMac, the  
> ligatures don't appear on the iMac but do on the laptop.
> I wouldn't have thought this was possible. Can someone explain  
> what's happening and how to fix it or what I should look for? Both  
> machines are running 10.5.2 and MacTeX.
> Chris


So, if I have this right, the same pdf file appears differently on the  
different machines? Do the machines have the same version of the OS?  
Are the fonts embedded in the file? Have you ever cleaned out the Font  
Caches (use Onyx for your OS at <http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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