[OS X TeX] Revisiting Using Hoefler Text Inside TeX

Musa Furber musaf at runbox.com
Wed Jun 16 15:42:49 CEST 2004

Mr. Schmitz,

I removed my previous font conversion and followed you steps.

Something to add to your steps is changing the pdftex.cfg file to 
include the eht.map file.

If I use


(note: ehti) I get dots in places where I should get numbers.

If I change the ehti to ehtx, I get the numbers as I should. 
Unfortunately, I do not get parentheses where I should. Nor do I get 

Now, something I have noticed is that if I run

$ sudo updmap

again I am told that eht.map cannot be found.


On 16 Jun 2004, at 14:18, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

> Hoefler Text works wonderfully with TeX & friends. You will have to do 
> the conversion of the actual fonts yourself since it's not permissible 
> by Apple's license to distribute them or modify them. For the rest: I 
> think Gerben started distributing versions of  the files you will need 
> for using the fonts with TeX, but the process could not be done 
> automatically, so the approach was abandoned. I wonder, though, if it 
> wouldn't be a good idea to have the files posted somewhere so people 
> could just convert the font files and download the rest (this is what 
> happens with a lot of adobe fonts: you have to buy the actual fonts, 
> but the support files are on CTAN). So to sum it up, here's what you 
> need to do, I hope I recall correctly after all these months:
> 1. copy the font /Library/Fonts/Hoefler Text.dfont to a working 
> directory (e.g., /tmp/)
> 2. you'll have to "unpack" the mac format. run
>    fondu Hoefler\ Text.dfont
> This will give you 5 files:
> HoeflerText.ttf (the Roman font)
> HoeflerTextBlack.ttf (bold)
> HoeflerTextBlackItalic.ttf (bold italic)
> HoeflerTextItalic.ttf (italic)
> HoeflerTextOrnaments.ttf (swashes etc., I have no idea if they can be 
> used with TeX, I suspect they can't)
> rename them to
> ehtr16.ttf
> ehtc16.ttf
> ehtci16.ttf
> ehtri16.ttf
> 3. Now ruun ttf2tex:
> ttf2tex -N -f Apple -o Hoefler -x eht
> This will be, as it were, a dry run to test if everything works. You 
> will have to confirm your input by pressing Enter twice; then, you'll 
> see lots of warnings about missing glyphs swish by, that's OK, don't 
> worry. In the end, you'll see new directories which contain all the 
> files you will need. Look at them and see if they contain the 
> appropriate .tfm, .tff etc. files. If everything went fine, run the 
> same command with sudo and the --install switch or, if you have a 
> texmf tree in you ~/Library directory, with the --user switch (more 
> advisable, IMHO).
> 4. After that, you'll have to tell your maps about the new font:
> sudo updmap --enable Map eht.map
> That should be all; at least, it works on my box, and I just love my 
> Hoefler fonts.
> Enjoy!
> Thomas
> On Jun 16, 2004, at 2:00 AM, "Musa Furber" <musaf at runbox.com> wrote:
>> Last year there was a thread entitled "Using Hoefler Text Inside TeX",
>> around May.
>> I followed what was mentioned in the thread (use fontforge, ttf2tex,
>> edit the pdftex.cfg, and then a sample file). I ended up with a
>> document that uses Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, the various ligatures
>> (e.g., ff) appear as their un-ligatured (?) form.
>> Any advice?
>> And yes, XeTeX does handle this well,though noticeably slower than
>> pdflatex. Since others were successful in this last year, I thought I
>> would ask.
>> Regards,
>> Musa
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