[OS X TeX] Courier font changes?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Sep 15 23:01:02 CEST 2005

On Sep 15, 2005, at 4:46 PM, Michael S. Hanson wrote:

>     I use the Courier font for \texttt{} in a variety of documents,  
> loaded along with Utopia and Fourier in my document preambles via  
> \usepackage{fourier,courier}.  Since upgrading my desktop to OS X  
> 10.4.2 and gwTeX to the most recent version (my prior installation  
> was probably about 16-24 months old), text in the Courier font has  
> a much finer "weight" in documents I compile now relative to the  
> same documents compiled under the previous system (10.3.9 with an  
> earlier gwTeX install).  I'm not sure if "weight" is the correct  
> terminology;  the Courier font in the new documents is very fine,  
> thin and wispy -- the older documents almost appear to have the  
> Courier font set in bold (they do not) by comparison.  Is there  
> anyway to get back the old font or change the weight?
>     Looking through my installed fonts in Font Book, it looks like  
> it could be that "Courier New" (a Microsoft font?) is now being  
> placed into the PDFs instead of Apple's Courier.  Is there some  
> configuration file I could modify to change this behavior?  If so,  
> I suspect I would need fairly detailed instructions;  fonts in  
> LaTeX make me break out into a cold sweat.  ;)  Thanks in advance!

Have you looked at the same document using Preview under 10.3.X? It  
was my impression after moving to 10.4 that everything looked a  
little "wispier". :-)

-- Gary
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