[OS X TeX] Re: Fonts in Illustrator with Tiger
wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Sat Jul 16 04:51:12 CEST 2005
Thanks for your comments. I found a solution, I think.
On Sat, 16 Jul 2005, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Hi Wendy,
> Le 16 juil. 05 ? 00:40, Wendy McKay a ?crit :>
>> ... did you find that the CM fonts no longer appear in Illustrator when
>> using Tiger 10.4.2
>> In the not too distant past, all the Tex fonts used to appear in the
>> Illustrator application.
>> What has changed?
> Depends on what you're talking about: right now I'm using Illustrator CS2 in
> Tiger 10.4.2.
> If I look at the Character palette, I can see the OpenType Latin Modern fonts
> installed by i-Installer from the TeX i-Package, but not the BSR/AMS
> PostScript CM fonts that I installed in the Classic font folder. Which after
> all is normal, given I have installed "hidden" versions of these fonts
> (obtained by adding in ResEdit a "%" at the beginning of the screen font
> name) precisely so that the fonts don't show up in applications' font menus
> and are only seen by Textures.
My TeX fonts are not hidden and they are in the OS 9 "Fonts" folder in
"System Folder (from Old Mac)" since my upgrade to Tiger.
It seems that in Panther and earlier OS systems, the Fonts from OS 9 were
automatically loaded into Illustrator. But not so now in Tiger.
> I do remember that in Illustrator 10 these fonts, though being hidden, did
> show up in the Character palette; now in CS2 they don't, which seems better.
> I can't tell whether the change is due to CS2 or to Tiger 10.4.2, as I have
> installed Illustrator CS2 last week or the week before, and I haven't used it
> really before updating Tiger to 10.4.2. The fact that the fonts still show up
> in Font Book seems to indicate OS X isn't involved here.
With some help, I found this article
which solved the immediate problem of font substitution for CM fonts
which were not loaded in the Illustrator Application.
As instructed, I made the fonts available in this directory*:
At first, I put a symlink to the "Font" folder using the command line,
but the Character Palette was not updating the font names when the text
was selected. (However, I may have been too impatient, as the change is
slow on my machine).
So I made a copy of all the TeX Postscript Fonts from OS 9 and put them in
a folder (TeXFontsForAdobe) inside the above-mentioned directory*.
Now the font substitution problems have disappeared and all the embedded
TeX fonts in Illustrator .eps files show up without substitution.
(Too bad about having to duplicate the fonts though).
> That said, I'm not very happy with CS2: I was expecting it to be faster and
> more Apple-HIG-compliant than Illustrator 10, but that's not the case. It
> seems to only add bugs, and more modifications to the OS X routines (like
> replacing the printing window by a completely new one, for no reason).
I don't have CS2 yet.
Fontwise, is it important to upgrade to CS2 immediately?
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