[OS X TeX] How to get gtmacfonts into TexLive?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Mar 8 10:59:05 CET 2007

Le 8 mars 07 à 10:30, Rolf Schmolling a écrit :

> I've a gwTex installation on my MBP and a MacTex-installation on my  
> G3 IBook which I keep as a backup. I noticed that the gtmacfonts in  
> gwTex are not part of TexLive.
> Now how do I get them into the TexLive-Installation? Would it be  
> enough to put the .sty-files into my local texmf/-folder? or are  
> there other related files I would have to put some place?  
> Additional steps to take?
> I'd like to keep them in my local/texmf-tree because then other  
> installations I might in future to my MBP (MacTex) would see them  
> if I recall properly.

During the gwTeX installation, the various OS X fonts used by  
gtamacfonts are converted from the suitcases inside /Library/Fonts/  
and /System/Library/Fonts/ to .ttf format by applying Fondu, and the  
result of the conversion is put inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/ 
fonts/truetype/gtamacfonts/. This has to be done at install time  
because of licensing issues: the fonts are part of OS X and cannot be  

In order to know exactly what steps need to be taken, and assuming  
you have basic knowledge of the Perl scripting language, you can  
inspect texlive.configure within the gwTeX i-Package (i.e. within the  
texlive.ii2 bundle) and see exactly what it does.

Alternatively, you can inspect the directory /usr/local/gwTeX/ 
texmf.gwtex/ of a working gwTeX installation, and copy every bit  
located within a gtamacfonts subdirectory to a matching location  
within /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/, and then take the usual steps:

sudo mktexlsr
sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map gtamacfonts(-atl).map

The parentheses () above were added by me, to point out that I don't  
know which map file fragments need to be used: gtamacfonts.map or  
gtamacfonts-atl.map or both.

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin
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