[OS X TeX] cmr8 not in mapping file
dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net
Fri Jan 1 16:15:57 EST 2010
I'm curious why the people who craft texlive don't handle this situation in the distribution. As far as I can remember, this has been a longstanding problem that certainly has a history at our school, where we would have to set up GSView to find the fonts needed to display a metapost file (maybe Untitled.1) with the correct fonts. Maybe this problem is ignored because mptopdf seems to take care of all of this without problem.
On Jan 1, 2010, at 12:52 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 01.01.2010 um 02:23 schrieb David Arnold:
>> Problem cured. I did this:
> I finally realise that it's all a problem with METAPOST... and Ghostscript which does conversions for MP. The final step would be to create sym-links to the Computer Modern PostScript fonts in /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts:
> pushd /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts
> apply 'sudo ln -s' /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/*.pfb
> so that Ghostscript gains access to them. Actually all PostScript and TrueType fonts which might get used somehow in TeX should have links pointing to them in the Ghostscript area. And must be named in a Fontmap file...
> I have this installed since years, and neither me nor Fink are removing these sym-links or additional Fontmap files since I have them installed in /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts (or /sw/share/ghostscript/fonts with Fink). This is also working with GS 8.70, it looks as if gs is loading all the Fontmap files and then executing what's inside.
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