[OS X TeX] Default Truetype Fonts?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Feb 23 10:03:18 CET 2005

Le 23 févr. 05, à 09:39, Ralph Martin a écrit :

> Why not just put
> \usepackage{times}
> at the start of your document? There are certainly ttf versions of 
> Times.

Earlier today, the original poster mailed me and Aaron Jackson that the 
requirement of only TrueType fonts in the specifications he was 
following was a typo: later in these specifications, the requirements 
were made clearer:

- Always embed all fonts.

- Always use Type1 or TrueType fonts.

By the way, reading through the PSNFSS documentation it turns out the 
times package is deprecated, and kept only for backwards compatibility. 
What's recommended now is:

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}        % selects T1 encoding for text
\usepackage{textcomp}           % selects TS1 encoding for diacritics
\usepackage{mathptmx}           % selects Times + matching math fonts, 
for roman
\usepackage[scaled=.92]{helvet} % selects Helvetica, scaled down to 
Times size, for sans serif
\usepackage{courier}		    % selects Courier, for typewriter

See /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/latex/psnfss/psnfss2e.pdf.

By the way, given the safety requirement that one sees more and more 
often, namely that all fonts, even the basic 35 LaserWriter ones, be 
included in PDF documents (and given that more and more often the size 
of the fonts is insignificant compared with the size of the graphics 
included in a (La)TeX document), I wonder whether it wouldn't be safer 
to offer Include as the default choice during the Configure stage of 
the TeX i-Package installation in i-Installer.

Bruno Voisin

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