[Dev-luatex] Don't update to Mac OS X 10.6.7

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 21:00:57 CEST 2011


Hello,

I'm sorry for cross-posting, but this issue is a really nasty one (and
might come too late for some). If you use OpenType fonts in your TeX
documents, don't update your Mac OS X unless you want to have some
serious fun with printing ...

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20048314-263.html
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2792142
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2791830

... a workaround that worked for me (for PostScript printers only) was
the following: I used
      http://localhost:631/help
for help and ended up doing
   lpstat -p
to get printer name and then
   lp -d some_very_weird_printer_name_ myfile.pdf
to send the file to a PostScript printer.

I wasn't sure whether it was an OS issue or LuaTeX issue (I updated
both), but Florian on ntg-context mailing list posted the above links
which most probably makes XeTeX users vulnerable as well.

Mojca


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