[tex-k] Font cache problem

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Nov 1 02:16:08 CET 2006

(Sorry for the delayed reply.)

    Shouldn't the generated font files be placed in /var/cache/fonts, and
    not regenerated on every run when they're not in the current directory?

That's the intent, yes.

The only thing I can think of is that perhaps your assignment of
/var/cache/fonts was not effective for some reason.  Running
kpsewhich -var-value=VARTEXFONTS might show something.

Also, when the files are generated, the exact command line should be
shown.  Running that command directly from the shell with something like
  sh -vx mktexwhatever ...
should show a lot of information about what things are getting set to

Also, you are probably better off using type1 fonts than these bitmap
fonts in the first place.  Incorporating the cm-super package into your
installation will give you that, if you don't already have it.

Hope this helps a little.


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