[OS X TeX] Apple-logo

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon May 2 14:06:09 CEST 2005

On May 2, 2005, at 1:47 PM, Thøger Juul Thorsen wrote:

> Is it possible to write the Apple-logo as a glyph in LaTeX, i.e.  
> does any package contain the glyph?

Yes, you can but it requires some translation of fonts and font  
installation. It isn't very hard to create a pdf that contains just  
the symbol, and IIRC, there is a package that contains a lot of these  
symbols. Long live Spotlight and a local archive of the mailing list:  
http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2/ (I'm not sure about the apple symbol  
since there are some rights associated with that).

Adam Lindsay wrote a nice piece about that in the MAPS of last  
spring, but I imagine you don't have it. Besides it was written for  
Context, so no good here. For those interested: http:// 

It isn't very hard to create that pdf: open text edit, and type the  
symbol: option-shift-K. Save the result as pdf (print to file, I call  
it apple-symbol-page.pdf to distinguish it from ).

translate the pdf into eps with the following ghostscript command.  
Yes this is a horrible one:
     gs -dNOPAUSE -dNOCACHE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=epswrite \
         -sOutputFile=apple-symbol.eps \

Now you can convert the eps back into pdf, and it shouldn't contain  
any references to the font itself, it uses the outline instead, and  
has a tight bounding box.


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