[OS X TeX] Curious xelatex font problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Sep 6 20:25:18 EDT 2008

On Sep 6, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Reinaert Albrecht wrote:

> I have a curious xelatex font problem. I'm using mactex (tested both  
> 2007 and
> 2008 version) and when I use a user font with fontspec xelatex  
> complains about
> tfm-files not being found but only when run from the command line.  
> When I
> compile the exact same file with texshop everything works fine.
> Using system fonts gives me no problem at all curiously.
> Moving the user installed fonts to the system directory changes  
> nothing. As
> far as I can check both the command line and texshop use the exact  
> same binary
> of xelatex. The environment is also the same. I checked this in the  
> 2007 and
> 2008 version of mactex and both give me the same problem.
> Does anybody have an idea of what is going on here?
> Kind regards,
> Reinaert Albrecht


What are the contents of your xelatex.engine file (found in ~/Library/ 
TeXShop/Engines/) and what is your command line call?

Also note that by default running

xelatex file

in MacTeX 2007 the xdvi-pdf processing is done with xdv2pdf while the  
same command under MacTeX 2008 uses xdvipdfmx.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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