[tex-live] The adforn package.

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 5 21:22:55 CEST 2010

On Oct 5, 2010, at 2:00 PM, Robin Fairbairns wrote:

> cfrees at imapmail.org wrote:
>> My instinct is therefore to rename the fd file to uornementsadf.fd.
>> However, I don't really understand what is going on here so this isn't
>> necessarily the best thing to do. It is complicated by the fact that in
>> the adfsymbols case, things which worked for me didn't work for a user
>> on a different system, so I can't just assume that if I fix it for OS
>> X, it will work generally.
> latex sets up the name and then lowercases it.  *then* it loads the .fd
> using the name it's created (after lowercase).
> so i would have expected your mixed-case name to fail on *nix systems,
> but not on macos (which i assumed to be no more than a case-preserving
> system).  i was wrong about macos.  amusing post by claire (sp?)
> yesterday about the weirdness of macos, but it's not relevant to this
> case.
> the rule is that .fd file names have to be *all in lower case*.  you can
> call the font whatever you like, within the doc, just so long as the
> file itself is all lower case.
> and no, i don't know anywhere that the rule is documented.
> robin


I think the point is that on Mac OS X the (incorrect) mixed case of the name is carried into the ls-R file and then kpsewhich can't find.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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