[OS X TeX] mediaeval default?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Jun 14 15:17:17 CEST 2004

Le 14 juin 04, à 14:08, Hans van Maanen a écrit :

> 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...

Things are not so bad :-)

Once XeTeX is installed (there are both a .pkg file and an i-Package 
available for this -- choose either of the two --, and which work 
out-of-the-box), you just have to convert your LaTeX .tex file to UTF-8 
using, for example, Cyclone <http://free.abracode.com/cyclone/> (this 
may even be unnecessary if your document doesn't include any accent or 
special character), and then to put in the preamble something like:

   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text"}{}
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text\space Italic"}{}
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text\space Black"}{}
   {<-> ssub * hoefl/bx/n}{}
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text\space Black\space Italic"}{}
   {<-> ssub * hoefl/bx/it}{}
   {<-> "Hoefler\space Text:Letter\space Case=Small\space Caps"}{}

Not that bad, really! (And, I forgot to add, XeTeX is a command line 
program which is operated from within TeXShop -- or iTeXMac --, just 
like pdfTeX or TeX + Ghostscript.)

The only thing you've got to get accustomed to is entering characters 
in Unicode directly whenever possible, for example "–" (Alt-Shift-- on 
my French keyboard) instead of "--", "—" (Alt-- on my keyboard) instead 
of "---", etc.

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin
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