[OS X TeX] Using new fonts in TeXShop

The Trystero turnandtaxis at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 20:50:38 EST 2009

> Am 04.11.2009 um 07:10 schrieb The Trystero:
>> > When I try this in TeXShop however, all the font selections display  
>> > the same font that looks nothing like the ones in testfont.dvi --  
>> > something that like a typewriter font with random spaces between  
>> > the letters. What steps do I need to take to make it work in TeXShop?
> What output format was chosen in TeXShop? DVI again?

Under the "Typeset" menu, I chose "TeX and DVI".

> This sounds as if either the (possible) conversion from DVI to PDF  
> (TeXShop can only display PDF and needs to convert DVI or PS to PDF  
> first) went wrong or that the direct creation of the non-DVI output  
> failed. Both can happen due to incorrect MAP files – but this is  
> rather unlikely since you certainly ran 'sudo updmap-sys ...'
> So the fault can be that you are using an old and buggy version of  
> the pdfTeX programme which interferes with the font caching mechanism  
> in Mac OS X. Described here: http://www.tug.org/mactex/fix-font-cache- 
> bug. You can update your TeX distribution with TLU from http:// 
> code.google.com/p/mactlmgr.

I updated all my packages using TLU, then applied the font fix. However, 
I'm still getting the same results.

One other thing I noticed was that although TeXShop generated the PDF, 
when I tried to open the DVI directly in Skim, I get an error saying 
"The document Untitled.dvi could not be opened". (When I ran the test 
earlier, I also opened testfont.dvi using Skim and it had no problems 
displaying the document).

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>    Pete
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