[OS X TeX] mediaeval default?

Hans van Maanen hans at vanmaanen.org
Mon Jun 14 14:08:12 CEST 2004

> On 14 jun 2004, at 12:28, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Another way to get numbers oldstyle by default is to use XeTeX and 
>> select, for example, the font Hoefler Text whose numbers are 
>> oldstyle.
>> Two restrictions to the use of XeTeX (allowing the use of any Mac OS 
>> X font in TeX) though:
>> - You have to switch to Unicode (UTF-8) encoding for your input text.
>> - Maths are by default in CM fonts, which do not blend well (they are 
>> too thin) with OS X fonts.

And it also means I'd have to convert my documents, and learn Tex and 
Xetex, as far as I can tell --- I only just got used to Latex! Why oh 
why is there no easy way to use Hoefler Text in TexShop...


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