I've just moved to OS X form Ubuntu. I'm using OS X 10.8.2 unfortunately I'm not able to say what TeX distribution is installed on the computer since it wasn't me who installed it, I guess it was installation form tug.org.

I have problem with my .tex files. While LaTeX documents are compiled correctly, XeLateX generate a warning:

Missing character: There is no ẖ in font [lmroman10-regular]:mapping=tex-text !

All other diacritics signes are found (\d{h}, \b{d} etc).

I was compiling file in TeXworks and TeXshop and I guess it's not a problem of editor since in both editors I get the same warning.

If LaTeX is using special fonts installed in it's directory, XeLaTeX is supposed to use the fonts available in general in the system.


Here is the output of the content of /Applications/TeX directory:

MacBook-Pro-Marek:TeX user$ ls
BibDesk.app             LaTeXiT.app             TeXShop.app
Eps-Tiff-Conversion.pdf LuaTeX-and-XeTeX        TeXworks.app
Excalibur-4.0.7         READ ME FIRST.pdf       What Is Installed.pdf
FixMacTeX2012.pkg       TeX Live Utility.app
  • Do you have an /Applications/TeX folder with a config app? Can you run this and try to fix your installation? And to avoid a lot of guessing in case it doesn't help: Can you ask whoever installed TeX which distribution (s)he installed?
    – nohillside
    Dec 1, 2012 at 9:37
  • @patrix I can't see config app. For the moment I'm not able to know for sure how it was installed...
    – maria
    Dec 1, 2012 at 9:51
  • Ah, have a look into READ ME FIRST and note the date. Then run TeX Live Utility to update your installation.
    – nohillside
    Dec 1, 2012 at 10:00
  • @patrix Thanks. If you could tell me how should I run TeX Live Utility as a root. For the moment I've updated tlmgr (`sudo tlmgr update --self but it seems that I should also run TeX Live Utility as a root.
    – maria
    Dec 1, 2012 at 10:13
  • @patrix This is part of .log file: 2012-12-01 10:07:05 +0000 Notice -[TLMEnvironment _checkForRootPrivileges][640] Root permission required for installation at /usr/local/texlive/2012
    – maria
    Dec 1, 2012 at 10:15

1 Answer 1


The problem was that in the fonts I was trying to use this particular diacritic sing doesn't exist. Solution given to me on tex.stackexchange is to add this character in the preamble of .tex document. The code for simple XeLaTeX document containing is:



\vbox to.2ex{\hbox{\char"AF}\vss}\hidewidth}\egroup}



\b{h}ur\=u\v g


Other possibility is to install fonts, like Linux Libertine, which do have this character.

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