[OS X TeX] Using gtamacfonts on Leopard

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Nov 22 21:01:38 CET 2007

On Nov 22, 2007, at 11:49 , Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 22 Nov 2007, at 10:16 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Actually the problem lies, exactly as you said, in the font itself  
>> and in the encoding files in /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/enc/ 
>> dvips/gtamacfonts/:
>> - The enc files refer to the glyph ä under the name a_dieresis, and  
>> similarly for the other glyphs a_tilde etc. This glyph is expected  
>> at position 228.
>> - Opening the file HoeflerText.ttf created when installing the TeX  
>> i-Package under Tiger, and corresponding to version 5.0d7e2 of the  
>> font, the glyph ä is indeed at position 228, with name a_dieresis.  
>> Many thanks to Herb Schulz for sending off-list a copy of this file  
>> yesterday night.
>> - Opening the file /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/truetype/ 
>> gtamacfonts/hoefler/HoeflerText.ttf created when installing the TeX  
>> i-Package under Leopard, and corresponding to version 6.0d7e1 of  
>> the font, the glyph is still at position 228, but its name is now  
>> adieresis (without the underscore).
>> Screenshot at <http://homepage.mac.com/bvoisin/.cv/bvoisin/Sites/.Public/Hoefler.png-zip.zip 
>> >.
>> Thus it seems that in the version of Hoefler shipped with Leopard,  
>> all underscores have vanished from glyph names. Probably a short- 
>> term fix for gtamacfonts (untested) would be to edit manually the  
>> encoding files inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.gwtex/fonts/enc/dvips/ 
>> gtamacfonts/, to suppress the underscores.
> Yes, I expect that would work.

Is there someone who can confirm this directly to me?

> The name "adieresis" is actually the "more standard" name for this  
> glyph (e.g., see the Adobe Glyph List), so this looks like a  
> deliberate correction rather than a Leopard bug; I wouldn't expect  
> Apple to revert to the "a_dieresis" name in future.

Does someone know how to get a version from an Apple font with a  
command line tool?


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