[OS X TeX] Using FontBook to help XeTeX find TeXLive/MacTeX distributed fonts

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sun Jan 31 03:58:25 CET 2016


> On Jan 30, 2016, at 6:07 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks Michael, that's very interesting. I assume fontspec is picking up those files automatically and the .otf files DON'T have to be associated with FontBook, either in Font Libraries or directly in */Library/Fonts (* = nothing or System or ~). Very interesting indeed.
> 
> PS: I usually DON'T use \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} (actually, recent usage would be \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX}) since I DON'T want my mono-spaced font to show TeX ligatures (e.g., I don't want -- to become – when using the mono-spaced font); I only give my roman and sans fonts that property.

Yes---right on all counts. In the examples quoted, the fonts are specified by filename as otfs, but paths to the files are not required as long as they are found by the usual rules for locating files within the TeX forest.

Michael
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