[OS X TeX] .texlive2008

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sat Sep 6 12:48:22 EDT 2008

I noticed that ~/.texlive2008, unlike ~.texlive2007, is (correctly)  
owned by the user. There seems to be at least one unintended  
consequence of this change. Eddie Kphler's otftotfm, which converts  
otf fonts to a form usable to pdftex, writes the fonts, the vf, enc,  
map and tfm files to the first writable entry in $TEXMF, which by  
default is now a subdirectory of ~/.texlive2008. Given the temporary  
nature of this directory, it would seem wise to move those files to  
either texmf-local or ~/Library/texmf.

Note that this affects otfinst.py, which is frequently used as a front  
end to otftotfm.


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