[OS X TeX] Using new fonts in TeXShop

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Nov 6 11:44:38 EST 2009

Am 06.11.2009 um 02:50 schrieb The Trystero:

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

TeXShop uses its own shell script inside its application bundle to  
convert DVI to PDF, /Applications/TeX/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/ 
altpdflatex, which is in my case actually /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/ 
universal-darwin/simpdftex. This script produces output which is sent  
to the Console application which can be found in /Applications/ 
Utilities. To check why the conversion fails you could either launch  
Console and copy the output of altpdflatex/simpdftex into an eMail or  
run simpdftex on the command line and copy its output from Terminal...

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

You're getting still the same result via the old-fashioned DVI route.  
Could you try to produce PDF directly? How is the output now?

> 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".

Now, this sounds as if something was not finished or saved or however  
completed. TeXShop was so nice to produce something temporary and  
volatile for you (because it can) and you seem to have asked Skim to  
open and display something not existing? A name like "Untitled" looks  
like a user's fault.

It's probably best you open a new test case and also to open Mail and  
record in a response to this eMail exactly all your steps until the  
failure happens (if it works this time you can save it for you or  
trash it). Also make TeXShop show its own console window which would  
display in a less complicated fashion any failures from the latex  
run. (Remember that you can also open an existing TeX file in  
TextEdit or copy an existing contents inside a LaTeX window of  
TeXShop temporarily in some compose window of Mail. Not a single bit  
of data has to be lost to create a new and clean test case.)



The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they  
start selling vacuum cleaners.
				– Ernest Jan Plugge

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