[OS X TeX] font installation
tmatsoukas at icloud.com
Sat Sep 22 09:57:04 EDT 2018
...actually I was reading 17+ but typed the wrong thing in the email.
Thanks for keeping things straight for the rest of us.
> On Sep 22, 2018, at 8:29 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 22, 2018, at 7:17 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
>>> On Sep 22, 2018, at 7:57 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> While installing in the personal tree works fine I generally recommend installation in the texmf-local tree.
>> Can you elaborate? Is there an advantage?
> The main advantage is that you don't have to remember to run updmap-user when fonts are updated by tlmgr (via TLU). I'm a bit lazy and, as age takes its toll, would forget to do that until I discover that I need to use a newly installed or updated fonts and the system can't find it. Recent versions of TLU alleviate that necessity so it certainly isn't strictly necessary.
> I also have more than one user on my system and placement of fonts in the texmf-local tree makes them available to all users.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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