[OS X TeX] Recent problem with fonts

Jacques André jacques.andre35 at orange.fr
Fri Jan 9 03:57:23 EST 2009

Le 8 janv. 2009 à 22:59, Herbert Schulz a écrit :
>> I just discover that the log console gives error messages, like:
>> 8/01/09 22:25:04 [0x0-0x33033].TeXShop[489] Thu Jan  8 22:25:04  
>> Fertel.home TeXShop[489] <Error>: ATSFontFindFromContainer failed:  
>> count = 2.
>> It seems it is a problem with fonts...

> What version of the OS are you running?
OS X 10.5.6
> Have you tried to clean out the Font Caches using a tool like Onyx?
No. Thanks, I'll try.

> Do you use any equation editors? What about Word and if so what  
> version?
> Finally, could you supply a minimal but compilable source file that  
> demonstrates the problem?

% file ec.tex
\thispagestyle{empty} % to avoid cmr

log =
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
  \write18 enabled.
  %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax,  
dumylang, noh
yphenation, arabic, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech, slovak,  
german, ng
erman, danish, esperanto, spanish, catalan, galician, estonian, farsi,  
  french, greek, monogreek, ancientgreek, croatian, hungarian,  
interlingua, ibyc
us, indonesian, icelandic, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch, norsk,  
polish, por
tuguese, pinyin, romanian, russian, slovenian, uppersorbian, serbian,  
turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, loaded.
Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo)) (./ 
(./ec.aux) )</usr/local/texlive/2007/../texmf-local/fonts/type1/ 
Output written on ec.pdf (1 page, 4831 bytes).
Transcript written on ec.log.

The Messages console says:

9/01/09 09:42:06 [0x0-0x33033].TeXShop[489] Fri Jan  9 09:42:06  
Fertel.home TeXShop[489] <Error>: ATSFontFindFromContainer failed:  
count = 2.
9/01/09 09:42:06 com.apple.quicklook[61560] Fri Jan  9 09:42:06  
Fertel.home quicklookd[61560] <Error>: ATSFontFindFromContainer  
failed: count = 2.

The preview shows the digit 0 (apparently in Helvetica)

The ec.pdf shows the expected ornament, and does not write anything  
into the Message Console

Again, few weeks ago, this problem did not arrive on such a file.

I have been deeper into the MacOSTeX-archives with  
keyword=ATSFontFindFromContainer. I see that my problem is not new,  
however I have no definitive answer...


Jacques ANDRÉ

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