[XeTeX] OS X fonts.

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Fri Jul 23 00:07:14 CEST 2004

I can but repeat what I wrote in response to Schulz, namely that I am  
now sorry I raised a tempest in a teapot.

Of course, if only you could modify your suggestion so that I can use  
Futura Condensed only for these "units" within a plain-vanilla LaTeX, I  
mentioned in the above-mentioned response, I would be overjoyed.  
Somehow, I don't think it is easily done.

Thanks and regards

On Jul 22, 2004, at 2:26 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 22 juil. 04, à 04:48, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>> I was recently told that to use Futura Condensed Medium, a resident  
>> font under Panther, I "just need to get it installed for TeX to use."
>> So, I i-installed XeTeX, changed the preferences in TeXshop and had  
>> no idea how to continue.
>> I looked up the FAQ, etc but didn't find anything relevant.
> To this I can but repeat what Herb already said:
> - There is a doc for XeTeX, in the form of example files downloadable  
> as an archive from  
> <http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php? 
> site_id=nrsi&item_id=xetex_download>. In particular, in these files,  
> the closest to a manual is XeTeX-notes.tex.
> - Be prepared to live with a few limitations, as XeTeX is still  
> pre-release software, in active development. In particular, there is  
> no extensive LaTeX support for XeTeX yet, apart from driver files for  
> the graphics/x and color packages written by Ross Moore.
>> I am quite new at LaTeX and am quite stuck.
> For your specific need above, and assuming you're planning to use  
> Futura Condensed Medium as the main text font (i.e., the one  
> corresponding to \textrm, not \textsf), you may try putting in your  
> document's preamble:
> \DeclareFontFamily{U}{FuturaCondensed}{}
> \DeclareFontShape{U}{FuturaCondensed}{m}{n}%
>   {<-> "Futura\space Condensed\space Medium"}{}
> \DeclareFontShape{U}{FuturaCondensed}{bx}{n}%
>   {<-> "Futura\space Condensed\space ExtraBold"}{}
> \DeclareFontShape{U}{FuturaCondensed}{b}{n}%
>   {<-> ssub * FuturaCondensed/bx/n}{}
> \renewcommand{\encodingdefault}{U}
> \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{FuturaCondensed}
> Note there are no italic and bold italic fonts to go with Futura  
> Condensed Medium, apparently.
> You also need to switch the encoding in your text editor to UTF-8. For  
> example, in TeXShop that's done in the prefs at Document/Encoding.  
> Beware: that setting only affects new documents, it does not perform  
> any encoding conversion for already existing documents; for the  
> conversion, you may have a look at Cyclone  
> <http://free.abracode.com/cyclone/>.
> You'll also need to alter your input habits a bit: for proper output,  
> XeTeX expects all your input to be UTF-8. This implies, in particular,  
> that TeX control sequences such as -- --- `` '' for getting – — “ ”  
> need to be entered directly on the keyboard as – — “ ” etc.; the same  
> applies to accents or diacritics, i.e. write "été" not "\'et\'e",  
> "œuvre" not "\oe uvre", "français" not "fran\c cais" etc.
> For greater detail on these issues, you may have a look at the  
> archives of this list, where all these issues have been brought about  
> at one point or another.
>> Should anyone be able to point me in the right direction, I would  
>> greatly appreciate.
> Hope this helps,
> Bruno Voisin
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