[inbox] Re: [OS X TeX] OT: OS X 10.5.3

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu May 29 18:58:50 EDT 2008

On May 29, 2008, at 3:13 PM, François Chaplais wrote:

> Le 29 mai 08 à 16:43, pacotomi a écrit :
>> Le 28 mai 08 à 21:33, François Chaplais a écrit :
>>> I would appreciate as much feedback on this as (personnally) this  
>>> issue is the only one that keeps me from switching to leopard...
>> Feedback on what ? xpdf or the bug ?
>> I currently use Fourier. The small caps crashed preview, skim etc.  
>> (except Adobe Acrobat).  With 10.5.3 all is fine (viewing and  
>> printing).
>> pacotomi
> My apologies for hitting the "send" button in mail.app too fast. I  
> will just layout my workflow, the question being: this works in  
> 10.4.11, will it work in 10.5.3?
> I work with a colleague who runs a windows machine. By decreasing  
> order of frequency, I:
> 1) edit LaTeX+(amsmath,amssymb,amsthm,epsfig,graphics) source files  
> in plain ASCII (with Alpha X); typeset and preview in TeXshop 
> +pdflatex with the october 2007 MacTeX release. Classes are plain  
> article or journal based classes. Font are either CM or Times,  
> AFAIK. Figures are PDF (either from various Mac apps, or converted  
> from EPS to PDF by TeXshop).
> 2) mail sources and/or PDF files generated in the previous step to  
> my colleague (who works with a windows XP machine). He sends me back  
> the same kind of files (ASCII source and/or EPS or PDF) by mail.
> 3) Occasionally, I print the typeset from TeXshop (who is, of  
> course, not responsible for badly written printer drivers).
> I have understood (perhaps mistakingly) that step 3 could fail in  
> Leopard. I do not use fonts other than very, very standard fonts (CM  
> and/or Times essentially). I do only two things with Preview:  
> preview and print.
> So, do you have some indication that this will work in 10.5.3?
> thanks for your patience
> Francois
> P.S. I use LaTeXit when I need small chunks of PDF'd LaTeX
> Francois Chaplais
> http://cas.ensmp.fr/~chaplais/en/


The printing problems I had with certain fonts in 10.5.0--10.5.2 seem  
to be fixed in 10.5.3. I don't think that should give you a problem.

By the way, I never had any problems with files created with CM or  
Lucida Bright (commercial) but with other fonts, especially the expert  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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