[OS X TeX] Mac Font Problem with Pdflatex

Mark Eli Kalderon m.kalderon at ucl.ac.uk
Sun Aug 13 23:12:30 CEST 2006

On 13 Aug 2006, at 22:10, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 13.08.2006 um 22:42 schrieb Mark Eli Kalderon:
>> Thanks, Pete. there is no truetype/ directory under /usr/local/ 
>> teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/fonts/ the only directories are adobe/  
>> afm/ enc/ map/ tfm/ type1/ and vf/. kpsewhich can't find  
>> HoeflerText.ttf. I couldn't find it either using locate even after  
>> updating the locate database.
> OK, so it's rather likely that you do not have them converted yet.  
> Besides Fondu, FontForge is another pre-requisite for the  
> conversion (fondu extracts if necessary out of the resource fork,  
> fontforge converts from OT to TT).
> Then try to open i-Installer. Maybe you need to switch to expert mode!
> In "Configure Only" you should be asked whether you want the Mac  
> fonts be converted for use in TeX. I get them converted every time  
> I launch i-Installer ...
> If still no success, then you definitely need to make sure that  
> fontforge is found in /usr/local/bin. If you installed it somewhere  
> else, you can create a symbolic link /usr/local/bin/fontforge that  
> points to the right binary. I think the same needs to be true for  
> fondu. So check this one also. If you don't have it installed now  
> FontForge can be installed with i-Installer – into the right  
> directory!
> If even then no success, you might need TeX and LaTeX i-Packages  
> from the *Experimental* directory ... could be finally them have  
> the FontForge scripts to convert OTF to TTF.
Thanks for the help, Pete. I configured from i-installer and all is  
fine now. Thanks again, all the best, Mark
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