[Mac OS X TeX] Re: Installing LucidaBright family under Mac OS X?!

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Feb 21 18:33:59 CET 2002

David M. Wood asked:
>> I bought [Lucida Bright] several years ago for use under NeXTstep,
>> modified
>> them for use on Linux, but have no idea what Mac OS X expects to be
>> installed?

Duplicate the Linux setup and it'll ``just work''

Dr. Art Ogawa said:
>I know for sure that Mac OS X will acccept Type 1 fonts installed in
>Classic system folder, which is how most of my Mac OS X fonts are now
>(because they are carry-overs from Mac OS Classic).

Right, but a Mac font won't've been working in NeXTstep without being
converted to a .font bundle (for installation to NeXTstep), or a .pfa or
.pfb (for use with TeX)

>However, things that
>worked for NextStep often continue to work for Mac OS X (you are, of
>course, already familiar with NextStep fonts).

Not nifty NeXT-style .font bundles :(

<snip> description of conversion / installation for Mac usage

>Also, there is a new standard for fonts, called OpenType, but here
>my information is not good.

An OpenType font with TrueType outlines can be installed into pdfTeX
(according to the manual), but nifty glyph tables, etc. won't be made
use of.... but I'm sure no one wants to hear 'bout that again from me.


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