[Mac OS X TeX] Type 1 PS Fonts, TeXShop/teTeX, and OS X...

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Sep 4 20:46:49 CEST 2001

mccollum said:

>     I know that OS X is supposed to be able to use Mac PS and TT fonts, as
>     well as PC versions of fonts (only TT?). I am not sure how this
> support
>     carries over to the "Unix layer / command line apps" of OS X.
More's the pity it doesn't. QuickDraw/GX and ATSUI fonts don't get
directly enabled either :(

>   - In light of my first question, would it be preferable to move to the
>     PC versions of Type 1 fonts for use in OS X?
That'd be easiest if one has easy access to them, elsewise one'll be
wrestling with unadobe and all the other utils for this sort of thing.

>     My goal (for the past ten years) is to be able to use the least
> modified
>     LaTeX distribution from CTAN with a (La)TeX system on my Mac, without
>     having to continually wrestle with font issues. Any pointers?

Moving to teTeX/TeXShop will help a lot with this (ditto for cMacTeX
since it uses tetex as well)


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