[OS X TeX] Re: Questions about font maps

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Tue May 13 18:13:03 EDT 2008


On May 13, 2008, at 2:26 PM, Francesco Costanzo wrote:

> Hi there,
> I have some questions about enabling and updating font maps.  These  
> questions are motivated by a fresh texlive2007 installation that I  
> did yesterday.
> Here is what I did:
> [1] I installed TeXLive 2007 on a MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz running  MacOS  
> X 10.5.2.  No prior installation of TeX or LaTeX existed on the  
> machine.  The distribution I installed was "TeXLive-2007-Dev" whose  
> link is found on the following page: <http://tug.org/mactex/morepackages 
> >.  In addition, I installed the "LeopardTeXFix" downloaded from <http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/LeopardTeXFix.pkg.zip 
> >.
> [2] I then copied on this machine the "texmf" folder (along with its  
> contents) from another computer.  The "texmf" folder in question was  
> placed in "~/Library/" and, among other things, it contains font  
> installations for mtpro2 and lucida fonts.
> [3] I then enabled the mtpro2.map and lucida.map using the command  
> "sudo updmap-sys --enable Map mtpro2.map" (similarly for the lucida)  
> and run a final "sudo updmap-sys" (I also disabled the belleek.map)

I haven't quoted Francesco's comments about ~/.texlive2007. I believe  
that ~/.texlive2007 is created if TeX Live needs to write files but  
finds that the appropriate directories in /usr/local/texlive are not  
writable. Typically this happens when creating pk files. I've found  
that I can remove ~/.texlive2007 and usually it won't be recreated.

As a test, I just now installed Lucia on my system. It was running TeX  
Live 2007 and didn't have Lucida installed, although it did have a few  
extra fonts in ~/Library/texmf. I was successful. During the test, I  
convinced myself that .texlive2007 isn't needed.

1) I removed ~/.texlive2007, just to be sure

2) I moved a Lucida distribution, which I bought from Tug, into ~/ 
Library/texmf. This distribution had four folders, named doc, fonts,  
source, and tex (each folder had subfolders, of course).

3) I ran the command

	sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=lucida.map

4) I typeset a Lucida sample, which worked fine, and then checked to  
see if ~/.texlive2007 existed. It didn't.

koch at math.uoregon.edu

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