# [OS X TeX] Re: Font Help

R Martinez rm.tech at mac.com
Wed Dec 16 11:04:00 CET 2009

Thanks for the prompt reply. The information you provide is just what
I need.

Raul

On Dec 15, 2009, at 10:40 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

>
> On Dec 15, 2009, at 9:43 PM, R Martinez wrote:
>
>> Thanks Herbert and Michael for the advice. The suggestions worked
>> perfectly.
>>
>> I still have one question, however: In which directory are all the
>> fonts stored?
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> Raul
>>
>> On Dec 14, 2009, at 9:54 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Dec 14, 2009, at 8:21 AM, R Martinez wrote:
>>>
>>>> All,
>>>>
>>>> I want to use the Calligraphic font for some characters in my
>>>> document. For example, I want to typeset the letter G in the
>>>> Calligraphic font.
>>>>
>>>> But I can't tell if the Calligraphic font is part of the MacTeX
>>>> package. (I have installed TexLive2009.) Peter Flynn's typeface
>>>> sampler in http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/fontsampler/sampler.pdf
>>>>  appears to imply that Calligraphic is included in the TeXLive
>>>> distribution.
>>>>
>>>> The MacTeX distribution documentation states that the package
>>>> includes many fonts, but all I can find are the Latin Modern and
>>>> TeXGyre fonts. Where are the others?
>>>>
>>>> I will appreciate any help on this matter. If Calligraphic is not
>>>> included in the MacTeX distribution, I will especially appreciate
>>>> advice on how to obtain it and install it.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Raul Martinez
>>>
>>> Howdy,
>>>
>>> Try
>>>
>>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>>> \usepackage{calligra}
>>>
>>> and then \textcalligra{Some Calligraphic Text} for short batches
>>> of calligraphic text and the command \calligra changes over to the
>>> calligraphic font (pace it inside a group to limit the effect).
>>>
>>> Good Luck,
>>>
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>
>> [NB: The following is from Michael Sharpe]
>>
>> It depends on whether you want to use a calligraphic font as a text
>> font, or just need for additional math symbols. In the latter case,
>> \usepackage{mathrsfs} gives you the rsfs fonts, invoked with
>> \mathscr rather than \mathcal. If you were looking for text fonts,
>> check out the possibilities at
>>
>> http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/calligraphicalfonts.html
>
> I'm not sure that there's a good short answer to this question
> because the information needed to use a font in LaTeX is distributed
> over a number of locations. The fonts that are distributed with
> MacTeX 2009 are laid out more or less as follows:
>
> (1) The physical font file (type1, truetype), as well as the tfm,
> vf, enc and map files  are in subfolders of /usr/local/texlive/2009/
> texmf-dist/fonts
>
> (2) The documentation about the fonts is in a subfolder of /usr/
> local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/doc/fonts
>
> (3) The fd and sty files that describe the font usage to LaTeX are
> in subfolders of /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex
>
> Mostly, you don't need to know these details. In a Terminal window,
> write 'texdoc calligra', 'texdoc rsfs' or whatever to bring up the
> documentation.
>
> Michael
>
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