[OS X TeX] HoeflerTextFont

Thomas A.Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Sun Feb 27 19:42:59 CET 2005

If memory serves right, there were a couple of questions on this list a 
few months ago about the HoeflerText font that comes with your Apple 
computer. Some people just couldn't make it work with TeX. I played 
around some with fonts this weekend, and discovered the reason for the 
problem: in newer versions of the font (mine is 4.1d3), the glyphs are 
renamed to non-standard names, so the usual encodings just don't pick 
them up. I wrote to custom encoding files texnansi-hoef and 
texnansi-hoefsc and created the nescessary tfms and vfs via texfont (a 
tool that comes with ConTeXt). What I have is:
- the ``normal'' font that works with all the usual TeX-ligatures (--, 
fi, fl etc.) plus the expert ligatures ff, ffi, ffl;
- a virtual font that has, in addition to these ligatures, a mechanism 
for using the ``ct'' and ``st'' ligature;
- a small cap variant that has the ``real'' small caps. Since Hoefler 
has oldstyle numerals by default, this sc-variant has table-style 

Anyone interested can drop me a line and I'll send an archive with the 
stuff. Mind you: I won't send the actual font, just the files to make 
it work with TeX (tfm + vf + mapfile + encodings + ConTeXt typescript + 
LaTeX font definition + hoefler-package). I'll try and include some 
instructions on installation, but I can't promise I'll be able to help 
you with installation and using the files.



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