[OS X TeX] CM fonts disappear

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Sep 8 11:42:54 EDT 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:

> At 10:29 -0500 8/9/08, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Sep 8, 2008, at 10:13 AM, Gerard Walschap wrote:
>>> 	I'm having a problem printing TeX documents, in the sense that  
>>> the CM fonts are switched to some generic font (such as Geneva,  
>>> I'm not exactly sure which). The weird thing is that the fonts are  
>>> correctly rendered on screen. The other thing is that I've been  
>>> printing for years using the exact same setup, and I can't figure  
>>> out why this is happened all of a sudden.
>>> 	Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks,
>>> 	-gerard
>> Howdy,
>> What version of OS X are you using?
>> This might be a Font Cache problem. Get a copy of Onyx for your OS  
>> from <http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs2/english/download.html> and  
>> clear the Font Cache. See if that helps.
> Additionally, try to diagnose where the problem is by: try to print  
> to another printer; try to print to this printer another pdf from  
> preview etc. Also you say it is the exact same setup but if you have  
> upgraded to Leopard you may need to check for new printer drivers.
> Peter


And another thing... Open the pdf file in Adobe Reader and check to  
see that the fonts are embedded subsets (type Cmd-D and pick the Fonts  
tab). There are other ways to check but this is pretty easy if you  
have Adobe Reader on your system.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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