[OS X TeX] How tell MacTeX 2016 about fonts in user tree?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jun 7 07:04:31 EDT 2016

> On Jun 6, 2016, at 9:10 PM, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at me.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 6, 2016, at 17:54 , Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Normally, when the TeX Live Utility updates any packages, it automatically runs the command to update fonts, too. But since no package updates are currently available, it’s not doing that.
> Huh. I guess I could have it do that when it detects a new version, also (or just run it unconditionally on launch).
> Adam


Certainly not ``unconditionally''! :-) (Also, Dick should NOT put that into the MacTeX install script!!! That would produce a global map file in ~/Library/texlive/YEAR/texmf-var behind the user's back and, from then on, TLU would HAVE to run `updmap`. The philosophy of MacTeX not touching the HOME folder is correct.)



(NO `sudo`, NOT `updmap-sys) ONCE in the lifetime of the distribution is not a big deal AFAIC.

PS: If you place your personal fonts in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local you still have to run `sudo updmap-sys` ONCE in the lifetime of the distribution after installing MacTeX/TeX Live.

PPS: Of course either of these simple methods really only work if you install fonts using an updmap.cfg file as described in the `TeXLive2014+Changes.pdf' document available zipped at <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10932738/index.html>. Otherwise you need to install each map file separately. 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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