[OS X TeX] Buying TeX Fonts

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Oct 4 19:55:49 CEST 2004


On Monday, October 4, 2004, at 12:41  PM, ADITYA D TRIVEDI wrote:

>   I was looking at the possibility of buying fonts which work well 
> with TeX (for math stuff). So I guess I just cant buy any PostScript 
> font. I have looked at the usual places to buy - YandY, PCTeX, 
> Micropress, etc.
>   I was wondering if people who have bought a math TeX font can share 
> their experiences about the vendor and the product. For instance 
> mathtime is available from both YandY and PCTeX. Which one is better?

MathTime Professional is apparently much improved / updated, so would 
be better to purchase.

>   I am assuming that the fonts will work fine regardless of the OS. Is 
> that correct?

Mac OS 9 or less wants Mac-specific fonts for the most part.

Mac OS X will allow you to use PC-format fonts quite handily, and w/ 
fairly minimal effort (most of the support files are already present) 
just rename according to the readme/docs and it should, ``just work''.

William

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