[OS X TeX] MathTimes-Textures to Mac OS X?

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Fri Aug 9 10:02:48 CEST 2002

Le jeudi 8 août 2002, à 11:30 , Themis Matsoukas a écrit :

> I have recently switched from Textures (I can't stand Classic) to 
> TeXShop. I have the MathTimes fonts for Textures. Is there a way to 
> convert these fonts for use in OS X?  If so, how do I do that? If not, 
> how do I get MathTimes for OS X?

Step 1: Convert the fonts to PFB format

- Get Tom Kiffe's CMacTeX_OSX from 

- Open the script "lwfn2pfb script txt" and save it as an application.

- Drop your OS 9 font files MTEX, MTSY and RMTMI onto the application.

- Move the generated files mtex.pfb, mtsy.pfb and rmtmi.pfb to 

Step 2: Get support files for this MathTime Basic font set

- teTeX/TeXShop is set up to use MathTime Complete fonts = MathTime 
Basic + MathTime Plus. Unfortunately, Blue Sky Research ships only the 
MathTime Basic fonts for Textures. Thus you have to recreate teTeX 
support files for MathTime Basic fonts only; otherwise you will get many 
error messages about missing font files.

- Download the original mathtime directory from CTAN at 

- Open mathtime.ins in TeXShop and uncomment the line:


then LaTeX it.

- Move the generated files to 


- You may want to keep documentation files in 


(the doc file is mathtime.dtx, just LaTeX it).

Step 3: Tell teTeX the files are there

- Launch Terminal and enter "sudo texhash".

Step 4: For the hedonist

- In case you're interested by more sophisticated features (like bold 
math italic, upright math, heavy math, upright Greek), you can purchase 
MathTime Plus fonts directly from Y&Y at 
<http://www.yandy.com/mathtime.htm> (I haven't, someday I will). Ask 
them for the fonts in PFB format, not Mac format (unless you want to be 
able to use the fonts with Textures; then you'll have to convert them 
again to PFB, as before).

- If you do that, then you can delete all the files and folders created 
in Step 2 above.

That's it, I think.

Bruno Voisin

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