[OS X TeX] RE: Newbie TeTex font installation
paul.vickers at unn.ac.uk
Fri Nov 18 10:54:49 CET 2005
Now that would be great. I think Jeff is being a little unfair on Thomas
- that's just TeX's architecture. Also, I don't think the process is
so much difficult as laborious. It's fiddly, and unless you get a full
expert TTF, you end up with an incomplete TeX font, but the process is,
at least, straightforward to follow.
As for Apple Font support in TeX, Gerben, if you could make it so we can
use 'normal' LaTeX commands, then the files would be portable across
platforms (with the limitation that on a different platform the system
would have to do its usual font substitution.
Now then, having spent a happy evening installing some TTF fonts, does
anybody know which fonts have true expert support (old style numbers,
real small caps etc), as those are the ones that would really benefit
from the time it takes to install them into LaTeX.
Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2005, at 02:20, Jeff Genung wrote:
>> I am disappointed that Thomas Schmitz says that using a new font in
>> LaTeX is
>> not difficult, then presents a 16 page set of instructions on how to
>> do it.
>> YES, it is difficult, it is very difficult.
>> If someone would like to write a simple set of instructions I would
>> like to
>> see it, to add either a TT font or a postscript font, but as for me
>> I'll let
>> another year pass where everything I've written has been in what was
> I will probably add support for Apple fonts in my TeX i-Package. If I
> get my way you won't have to do anything to use the fonts after you have
> configured TeX with the i-Package. Watch this space for developments...
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