[OS X TeX] Re: Hoefler...again

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Thu Jul 29 10:20:35 CEST 2004

TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List said this at Wed, 28 Jul 2004 20:00:01 -0400:

>I have unsuccessfully tried to make Hoefler Text work in LaTeX. Having read
>the archives, and tried both the .dfont->ttf->ttf2tex and the dfont->ptype1
>route explained in Bruno Voisin's Font tutorial, I am beginning to be
>My problem is the same as a previous poster's: lots of missing glyphs,
>including ligatures, hyphens, quotes and numbers. The glyphs that do show up
>*do* look very nice...

I think the problem here is that the names of several glyphs (especially
accented ones) have been renamed in the 10.3 version of Hoefler Text. The
glyph formerly known as Adieresis in 10.2 and before is indexed as
A_dieresis in 10.3's version of the .dfont.

This means that the standard postscript encoding (.enc) files we use with
TeX will miss their targets and result in the missing glyphs you've

Workarounds include using an older version of Hoefler Text, hand-creating
a "correct" encoding (not as tough as you'd think, and it's at least
partly script-able), or (as has been discussed) trying out XeTeX.
 Adam T. Lindsay                      atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
 Computing Dept, Lancaster University   +44(0)1524/594.537
 Lancaster, LA1 4YR, UK             Fax:+44(0)1524/593.608

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