# Problem with font AND TeX distribution pref pane

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## Problem with font AND TeX distribution pref pane

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 On Nov 12, 2013, at 11:29 AM, Stephen Anderson <[hidden email]> wrote: > I have a local letterhead template that I have used for a couple of years now.  It invokes XeLaTeX, and makes use of local fonts (“YaleAdmin” and "YaleDesign").  Since installing TeXLive 2013, I can’t get it to work anymore: it claims it can’t find the YaleAdmin font (although that is still installed in /Library/Fonts, with .suit files for the various faces).  OK, I thought, I need to produce some recommendation letters quickly, so I’ll just revert to TeXLive 2012, which worked fine.  So I open the System Preferences and choose the TeX distributions pref pane, and it presented all of the various versions I have on this system, with TeXLive 2013 checked.  When I then tried to check TeXLive 2012, it asked for my password, which I provided, but failed to make any change.  In fact, I can’t change the 2013 preference to any of the several distributions I have. So two questions: > a) what’s up with the TeX distribution preference panel, and how do I fix it? Stephen, The TeX Dist Pref Pane is broken in Mavericks. The author, Jerome Laurens, has been notified and promises a fix. Dick Koch ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: Problem with font AND TeX distribution pref pane

 In reply to this post by Stephen Anderson-2 On Nov 12, 2013, at 1:29 PM, Stephen Anderson <[hidden email]> wrote: > I have a local letterhead template that I have used for a couple of years now.  It invokes XeLaTeX, and makes use of local fonts (“YaleAdmin” and "YaleDesign").  Since installing TeXLive 2013, I can’t get it to work anymore: it claims it can’t find the YaleAdmin font (although that is still installed in /Library/Fonts, with .suit files for the various faces).  OK, I thought, I need to produce some recommendation letters quickly, so I’ll just revert to TeXLive 2012, which worked fine.  So I open the System Preferences and choose the TeX distributions pref pane, and it presented all of the various versions I have on this system, with TeXLive 2013 checked.  When I then tried to check TeXLive 2012, it asked for my password, which I provided, but failed to make any change.  In fact, I can’t change the 2013 preference to any of the several distributions I have. So two questions: > a) what’s up with the TeX distribution preference panel, and how do I fix it? > b) why can’t XeTeX find my font? Howdy, Dick Koch already answered about the Preference Pane. XeTeX is dramatically changed for 2013 and it looks like you are using ancient versions of those fonts (i.e., they have .suit files). Can you get .ttf or .otf versions of those fonts? Good Luck, Herb Schulz (herbs at wideopenwest dot com) ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: Problem with font AND TeX distribution pref pane

 In reply to this post by Stephen Anderson-2 Am 12.11.2013 um 20:29 schrieb Stephen Anderson: > b) why can’t XeTeX find my font? Do you see the fonts in Font Book listed and displayed? What type are they? PostScript (unusable in XeTeX)? TrueType or OpenType? Then they might be usable in theory… Fondu is an utility to extract useful True- or OpenType font files from a font suitcase. The problem of the not working preference pane can be overcome simply on the command line: Just tell the application the proper path! For example:         env PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-darwin:\${PATH} Just use the proper subdirectory, x86_64-darwin or universal-darwin, and the proper year! BTW, > \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} > \usepackage{textcomp} are not correct for XeTeX. XeTeX does not handle TeX 8-bit text or font encodings. Using > \usepackage{fontspec} > \usepackage{xunicode}% provides unicode character macros > \usepackage{xltxtra} % provides some fixes/extras > > \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode} is not necessary. XeTeX is clever enough to not load some package a second (or third) time. -- Greetings   Pete "Evolution"            o           __o                     _o _           °\___o      /0~         -\<,              ^\___ /=\\_/-% oo~_______ /\ /\______/ \_________O/ O_______________o===>-->O--o____ ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: http://email.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex