[OS X TeX] Fourier as TrueType?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Aug 10 17:16:32 CEST 2005

Le 10 août 05 à 16:44, Bruno Voisin a écrit :

> FontForge should do the job, though I've never managed to find the  
> proper way to use it (exact choice of options when converting from  
> one font format to another).

Looking more closely, I'm feeling pessimistic:

- I've just opened all the PFB Fourier font files in FontForge,  
that's straightforward. However, Fourier fonts are rather  
fragmentary, and in odd encodings. When in TeX, the virtual font  
mechanism allows the combination of this fragmentary set of  
characters (Greek letters, math symbols, etc.) with the Utopia font,  
to form full-fledged fonts. I'm not sure they can be useful in OS X  

- Given the above, you would need to have the Utopia fonts in  
TrueType or OpenType format as well. I'm not certain the Utopia  
license would allow the conversion from PS, but I'm no specialist. I  
would tend to believe this is allowed, but Justin Walker on this list  
has often temperated my enthusiasm regarding licenses. If not  
allowed, this would mean purchasing the fonts from Adobe. See <http:// 
store.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_1414.html>, and the other  
collections referenced therein.

In case your use of the fonts in OS X would simply be to annotate  
figures prepared with Adobe Illustrator, you can do this from TeX I  
think, using WARMFigToPDF <http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/WFTPDF/>.

Hope this helps,

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