[OS X TeX] Verdana font package?

Jan Eden lists at janeden.org
Mon Oct 11 12:32:32 CEST 2004


Hi Christopher,

christopher ciotti wrote on 09.10.2004:

>On Oct 8, 2004, at 3:29 AM, Jan Eden wrote:
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>does anyone know if a Verdana font package for LaTeX exists? I
>>searched CTAN, but had no luck.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Jan
>>
>
>Hi Jan -
>
>You might try installing Xelatex via the i-Installer as  Verdana is
>bundled with OS X.  Xelatex can access fonts installed on your
>system with minimal user effort.  Have a look at the homepage:
>http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=
>xetex
>
>I tried a quick test and it works nicely.  Good luck.
>

Wow, this is really nice. Could anyone explain to me some lines in Bruno's recent how-to:

\DeclareFontFamily{U}{hoefl}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{m}{n}%
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text"}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{m}{it}%
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text\space Italic"}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{bx}{n}%
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text\space Black"}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{b}{n}%
   {<-> ssub * hoefl/bx/n}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{bx}{it}%
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text\space Black\space Italic"}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{b}{it}%
   {<-> ssub * hoefl/bx/it}{}
\DeclareFontShape{U}{hoefl}{m}{sc}%
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text:Letter\space Case=3DSmall\space Caps"}{}
\renewcommand{\encodingdefault}{U}
\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{hoefl}
\normalfont\selectfont

What do the ssub lines do? Where can I look up the m(edium), bx (black?) and b(old) abbreviations? Why does he use a "U" encoding?

Thanks,

Jan
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