[OS X TeX] Re: gs in mactex 2011

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jul 19 12:17:44 EDT 2011

Am 19.07.2011 um 15:40 schrieb Juergen Fenn:

> Apart from that, does it matter to the user that gs lacks the files you
> listed?

Of course! Without a Fontmap file gs cannot convert PS or PDF files containing locally available fonts because it wouldn't find their (font) files for some needed rasterisation. For example, if you'd use in some graphics file Latin or Computer Modern fonts, or some more elaborate ones from the TeX distribution, Ghostscript would need to substitute them – with Courier/NimbusMonL. ImageMagick would fail as well when it would need to delegate conversions to Ghostscript.

It is essential to add to the installed Fontmap file lines like:

	(Fontmap.AMS) .runlibfile
	(Fontmap.CM) .runlibfile
	(Fontmap.local) .runlibfile

You see, the AMS and CM fonts are already integrated into (supported by) Ghostscript, you just need to switch them on.

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