# [OS X TeX] Disabling URW fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 22 19:52:21 CET 2014

```On Jan 22, 2014, at 12:23 PM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:

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> On Jan 22, 2014, at 7:21 AM, Dennis Kletzing <dkletzing at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
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>> Herb:
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>> Yes, I have Adobe Times type 1 fonts installed. If I remember, in one of the earlier version of TeXShop if said something like
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>> \newfont{\mytimesitalic}{ptmri8r at10pt}
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>> I actually got the Adobe Times-Italic ptmri font. But noiw, if you check, this same command will give the urn replacement. I’m just wondering if it’s possible to disable this replacement.
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>> Dennis
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>> On Jan 22, 2014, at 10:11 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
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>>> On Jan 22, 2014, at 9:00 AM, Dennis Kletzing <dkletzing at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
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>>>> All:
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>>>> I’m running TeXShop 3.26 with OS 10.9.1 and noticed that the urw fonts are being used as replacements for the 35 core postscript fonts (times, courier, etc). Is it possible to run a command from the Terminal that will disable these fonts and replace them with the original Adobe fonts (times ptm, etc)? Thanks.
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>>>> Dennis Kletzing
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>>> Howdy,
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>>> Do you actually HAVE the type1 Adobe Fonts? If so, do you actually have them installed in your TeX Distribution? Unless you are using (lua/xe)(la)tex you can't just use System Fonts.
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> There's a setting in updmap.cfg that controls the sources for those fonts. By default, TeXLive sets the option LW35 to URWkb (ie, URW fonts with Karl Berry style names, like uhvbo8ac.pfb, in the case of URW Helvetica.) To set them to Adobe names, you can use ADOBE for the vendor names or ADOBEkb for Berry style names. To make the change to ADOBE with vendor names, like hvnbo___.pfb, enter in a Terminal window one of the following, as appropriate:
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> sudo -H updmap-sys --setoption LW35 ADOBE
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> If you have map files in your home folder, you'll run
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> Michael

Howdy,

Well, that's why I asked if Mr. Kletzing was using ADOBE names or ``Berry'' names for the .pfb files.

If Mr. Kletzing is using TeX Live 2012 or 2013 the best thing to do is to create a file containing the line

with two blank lines after it if he is using ADOBE file names --or-- one containing the single line

again with two blank lines afterward if he is using Berry files names. Then name the file updmap.cfg and place it into /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c. Finally run

sudo -H mktexlsr

to let the TeX Distribution ``know'' about the new file and

sudo -H updmap-sys

to use the updated parameter and that's it. From then on, after installing an new version of TeX Live (e.g., 2014 whenever it comes out) via the MacTeX installer he only needs to run

sudo -H updmap-sys

and he'll be set.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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