[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: I must be missing something with TeX...]

Tim Legg texlive at cherokeenewtestament.org
Wed Mar 16 18:33:56 CET 2011

Rasmus Villemoes was the one whom gave me suggestions that led me to
producing a TeX document that fits my needs.  He asked that in lieu of
payment, a donation be made to tug.org.

Thank you for the help you provided me.

Date: 2011-03-16.18:25.CET

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---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Re: I must be missing something with TeX...
From:    "Rasmus Villemoes" <burner at imf.au.dk>
Date:    Thu, February 17, 2011 10:59 am
To:      texlive at cherokeenewtestament.org

"Tim Legg" <texlive at cherokeenewtestament.org> writes:

> The PDF looks very beautiful.  To be able to take a source like the tex
> file and produce that PDF is very exciting to me.  But, I am not able to
> reproduce this on my system
> Here is what my directory looked like from the beginning.  I downloaded
> AboriginalSans from languagegeek.com.  I also installed TexLive using the
> script you told me about.

Well, you may have done that, but you did NOT remove the debian
packages from your system, nor did you make sure that the tex binaries
actually used are those from TeXlive2010. The very first line of the
log output states clearly:

This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)

So ths is certainly a diference between our systems. Please correct
this and try again. Use "which latex" or "which xelatex" to find out
which command would actually run if you said "xelatex blabla"; if it
doesn't point to your installation of TeXLive, you're not done yet.

For comparison, this is the line I get:

This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9997.4 (TeX Live 2010)

Not a big difference, but I don't think it is the xelatex binary that
is the problem. More likely, it has to do with some of the many
packages that have been updated in the time between the freezing of
TL2009 and present day.

As I said, I have no experience with xelatex, nor ttf-font handling.

For documentation, you can either check the file texdoc.cnf to change
the default pdf viewer, or you can simply find the documentation
online (find the CTAN catalogue entry for the package you are
interested in).

Rasmus Villemoes

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