[OS X TeX] Good bye!

Axel E.Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Mon Feb 7 04:21:18 CET 2005

On Feb 6, 2005, at 4:04 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 30 janv. 05, à 13:42, Will Robertson a écrit :
>> On 30 Jan 2005, at 10:50 PM, Arno Kruse wrote:
>>> Should a genius write a program that enables a "normal" user to use 
>>> common fonts, I shall be back immediately.
>> That is XeTeX, and Jonathan Kew is the genius. Visit 
>> <scripts.sil.org/xetex> to read more, then install it with 
>> i-Installer.
> Just a word of caution, motivated by user feedback on this and the 
> XeTeX list, and relevant if you plan to use XeTeX to write maths: at 
> that time, XeTeX doesn't support virtual fonts neither can it use 
> PostScript fonts in the PFB or PFA formats. Which means that, in case 
> you write maths formulas, you're stuck with Computer Modern fonts for 
> these formulas or, if you happen to own them, Lucida New Math fonts. 
> In particular, you won't be able to use MathTime fonts, or the virtual 
> math fonts like txfonts, pxfonts, etc.

I haven't used XeTeX, save for typesetting samples. I have a question, 
though, concerning math fonts ---why are there txfonts, pxfonts, etc., 
in .otf format in


if you can't use them to typeset math?

Best regards,

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