[OS X TeX] Howto install .pfb fonts on Mac OS X?

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Thu Aug 8 18:06:32 CEST 2002

Le jeudi 8 août 2002, à 04:21 , Otto Poellath a écrit :

> [snip]
> I received a font in .pfb and .pfm format, and need to get it to work 
> with Mac OS X applications like Photoshop, but not TeX or LaTeX.
> Since simply dropping them in ~/Library/Fonts didn't make them 
> available,  I searched the web and found the t1utils package on Marc 
> Liyanage's site (www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/). The manpage for the 
> included t1mac states that
> t1mac reads a PFA (hexadecimal) or PFB (binary) PostScript Type 1 font 
> file and  generates  an  equivalent  Macintosh Type  1 font file
> but
> WARNING:  The output of t1mac is not sufficient to use the font, since 
> Macintoshes can't read raw Type 1  fonts.  You will  need  to  create  
> a  font suitcase containing bitmap fonts if you do not have such  a  
> suitcase  for  the  font already.  t1mac cannot help you do this.
> [snip]

I think this tool is the same as the t1utils binary program (with a GUI) 
which is part of CMacTeX at <http://www.kiffe.com/cmactex.html>. It's 
designed to make fonts in Mac OS 9 format.

I think, as Bruce d'Arcus, that what you need is pfaedit, to make fonts 
in OS X .dfont format. I don't use pfaedit, but according to its web 
site it does wonderful things, see <http://pfaedit.sourceforge.net>. It 
was compiled by Gerben Wierda at <http://www.rna.nl/ii.html>.

By the way, I looked at Marc Liyanage's web site, which contains Mac OS 
X compilations of bzip2 and ImageMagick. It's a pity there's some 
duplication of work with Gerben's work.

Bruno Voisin

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