[OS X TeX] Fonts and PSNFSS
will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Sat Jun 12 09:54:39 CEST 2004
On 12 Jun 2004, at 3:18 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> (1) Both the lw35nfss and the freefss Folders contain a Fonts folder
> in which there is a tfm and a vf folder and I assume this means that I
> should create ~/Library/Fonts/*tfm* and ~/Library/Fonts/*vf* and put
> the contents together therein.
Not quite. Check out the texfmf.tetex tree
(/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/ --- use the "Go to Folder..." in
the Finder's Go menu and type /usr/ and just browse from there in) and
mirror that in your ~/Library/texmf/ local tree: In your case you want
to create the folder ~/Library/texmf/fonts/ and put everything in there
> (2) Similarly, they both contain tex/latex/psnfss so that I should
> create the texmf/tex/latex/*psnfss* folder and put the contents
> together therein.
> (3) Installing the PSNFSS macro packages
> Copy the files
> to a directory where you keep documented LaTeX sources.
> In a TDS-compliant system this should be the directory
> texmf/*source*/latex/psnfss/ .
> Run LaTeX on the installation script psfonts.ins to create
> the package (.sty) files. Move them to a directory where
> LaTeX will find them. In a TDS-compliant system this should
> be the directory
> texmf/tex/latex/psnfss/ .
> In ~/Library/texmf, there already are two folders, doc and tex. Does
> this mean that I have to create a folder,
> ~/Library/texmf/*source/*latex/psnfss in which to copy the above
If you have the .sty file, that's really all you need. I'd just put it
all into ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/psnfss/psfonts/ and delete the other
stuff later if necessary.
> (4) Fonts required for PSNFSS
> The "Base 35" fonts
> Free substitutes for the commercial PostScript Base fonts
> are available from the CTAN directory fonts/urw/base35.
> Here the pfb.zip gives *pub*/tex/fonts//urw//base35/pfb/a whole lot of
> files. Where do I create *pub*?
My best advice is to try and mirror the folder stucture of texmf.tetex.
> (5) Type1 Font files
> Here, say, the charter.zip gives gives pub/tex/fonts//charter//a whole
> lot of files. Should I put the /charter/ folder alongside the /urw/
> folder inside the *pub*/tex/fonts folder?
The way the fonts folder is set up is:
.../fonts/<font file type>/<font foundry>/<font name>/
So since .pfb files are postscript *Type 1* fonts, they go in
If those pfb files made by Bitstream, say, then they'd go in
.../fonts/type1/bitstrea/... (name truncated to 8 characters)
If the name of the font is Charter, then they pfb files would go in
You should find these folders in
since Charter is installed by default.
> (6) Finally,
> Consult the documentation of your TeX system, how to install font
> map files for dvips and pdfTeX!
> I read the TeXshop help but it doesn't seem to be involved with fonts.
> What is? All I care is pdf.
If you've installed the TeX documentation with i-Installer, then you
might like to read fnguide:
I've probably left some stuff out. There are people here that know more
about font installations than me...
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