[texhax] Help with user fonts

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Tue May 11 10:52:06 CEST 2004

Hi John,

I highly recommend using Gerben Wierda's gwTeX distribution, which is based on teTeX along with several additional packages from TeXLive, and comes with an elegant package manager (i-Installer). You can find it at:


That said, I also recommend the TeX-on-MacOSX mailing list:

>Please see <http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/> for list
>guidelines, information, and LaTeX/TeX resources.

With gwTeX, TeX will be aware of a texmf directory created in your ~/Library, where you can store all self-defined maps etc.



John A. Dundas III wrote on 29.04.2004:

>From a previous Unix installation of TeX, I have my own .pfb's, 
>psfonts.map, dvips prologues, tex inputs, etc., files that I would
>like to retain and use.
>I have installed TeX 9/2003 in its default configuration on my Mac
>OS X 10.2.8 system.  The default TeX appears to work correctly.
>My question is: how do I override the TeX defaults for the above
>files?  I'm sure it's in the documentation, but I can't seem to find
>it.  I would think there are a few environment variables I could set
>that would name user-local directories to be searched before the
>system defaults.  Is it that simple?  Could you provide examples or
>pointers to the relevant documentation?
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