# [texhax] bug report documentation: Fonts for LATEX on OS X (2nd version)

Philip TAYLOR Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org
Tue Jan 29 09:34:41 CET 2008

Jeffrey Bolden wrote:

> For the MacTeX distribution from you all there is a file on font
> installation: called�Installing Fonts for LATEX on OS�X
> located in�TeX/TeXtras/Documentation/Fonts/fonttutorial-current.html
>
> Inside this document there is a short script given:
>
> input fontint.sty
> \latinfamily{fxm}{}
> \bye

Sadly true : this is true even for the Tug.Org copy, at

http://www.tug.org/mactex/fonts/fonttutorial-current.html

>  Creating the TFM, VF and FD files
>
> Consider now that you have to create the support files yourself. Two tools allow this: fontinst, described in the fontinst manual, and afm2tfm, described in the dvips manual. Both tools are included in gwTEX.
>
> The standard procedure for creating OT1, T1 and TS1 metrics, described in the Font Installation Guide, is based on fontinst. Going back to the Example font, create, in the same folder as the AFM files, a new file called fxm-drv.tex say, and containing the lines:
>
> input fontint.sty
> \latinfamily{fxm}{}
> \bye

Webmaster at Tug.Org notified, but no idea who is responsible
for providing the original document.

Philip TAYLOR