[OS X TeX] installing font for Latex June 5

Charles Chapman Pugh pugh at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Jun 26 00:07:32 CEST 2005


I would like to install a special postscript Type 1 font for use with  
TexShop.  It is a logo-header for letters, and it comes with an afm  
file, but no separate tfm file.  It worked simply and well using  
Textures.  (A similar postscript file made with fontographer would  
also be useful if I could install it, It too worked with Textures.)    
I currently run Tiger and TexShop 2.03, downloaded with the i- 
installer.  Here is the console message I get when I run latex on the  
lettertemplate file.

This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
\write18 enabled.
output format initialized to PDF
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel <v3.8d> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german,  
ngerman, d
utch, italian, norsk, portuges, spanish, swedish, nohyphenation, loaded.
Document Class: letter 1999/04/29 v1.2z Standard LaTeX document class
ucblettercpugh.stykpathsea: Running mktextfm UCxseal
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source  
abbreviation U for UCxseal.
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update /usr/ 
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;  
nonstopmode; input UCxseal
This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.3)
kpathsea: Running mktexmf UCxseal

! I can't find file `UCxseal'.
<*> ...=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input UCxseal

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input UCxseal

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: UCxseal.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;  
input UCxseal' failed to make UCxseal.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

Document Style `ucblettercpugh' <11 Nov 89>.
! Font \ucx=UCxseal at 54.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
<recently read> \t@

l.57 \font\ucx=UCxseal at 54\t@

I have read Bruno Voisin's notes on doing such font installations,  
which can be found by googling "Installing Fonts for Latex on OS X,"  
but to the Unix novice they are daunting, and the probability of  
success (for me) seems low.  Is there not a simple way to install a  
font in OS X, which can be used easily in Latex?  In fact, at the  
beginning of Bruno's tutorial several things the reader is assumed to  
be familiar with are listed, including  other necessary installation  
guides!  It looks like a long road.

I apologize in advance if this topic has already been dealt with  
here  --  I am a recent addition to the list.

Best,  Charles Pugh

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