[OS X TeX] Nice, sans-serif condensed (non-bold) font?
serguei.mariev at campus.lmu.de
Mon Mar 14 19:42:28 CET 2005
Have you taken a look at http://home.vr-web.de/was/fonts.html ? There
is a large variety of fontys you might find what you are looking for
and they are easy to intall, but you have to purchase the .pfb files
from Adobe or somewhere...
>After spending a fair bit of time this morning dealing searching
>online and through the LaTeX Companions, I'm drawing a blank. I
>apologize if this is an inappropriate post, because I've noted
>similar things posted in the past (though, hopefully, not this exact
>Is there a way (with G.W.'s i-Installer packages installed) to get a
>clean-looking, condensed, sans-serif font?
>The closest things I've found are:
>The first of which uses the semi-bold, condensed Computer Modern.
>It's almost what I want, but without the semi-bold. (It's also not
>my favorite font, but I care more about the right type of font than
>the particular font I use.) The second is Helvetica Narrow. The
>problem with this font seems to be that the "ex" height is greater
>than the regular fonts, despite the characters being more narrow,
>making text lines which mix fonts look very odd.
>Too bad I can't just take the regular sans serif font and force it
>to be condensed on the fly (which probably wouldn't look that great,
>Does anyone know a decent condensed font without bold and without
>having overly-tall lowercase characters ("ex" height)?
>Also, I use these commands in the preamble:
>This font is not used for the main document text, so no need to warn
>me about how terrible it will be to read. :)
>There are about 3,273,991 fonts in /usr/local/teTeX, so I figure
>someone's encountered them. Does anyone know a way to LaTeX to
>generate a document of all installed fonts on the system?
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