[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX from TeXShop

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Sat Feb 7 02:44:04 CET 2009

But pray compare the sweaty hour I spent re-installing Lucida with the  
elegance of XeLaTeX. But your point is well taken. I use Lucida  
because I must, if I write articles for the Notices.


On 6-Feb-09, at 7:09 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Feb 6, 2009, at 7:01 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>> On 6-Feb-09, at 6:39 PM, Red Roo wrote:
>>> --- On Fri, 2/6/09, Thomas Käufl <kaeufl at ira.uka.de> wrote:
>>>> Am 6. Feb 2009 um 17:41 schrieb Red Roo:
>>>>> On Fri Jan 16 17:50:51 CET 2009 Peter Vamos P.Vamos
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I tried running the XeLaTeX example from p. 54 of the
>>>> above AMS article with TeXShop 2.18, but it fails to find
>>>> the Garamond Premier Pro font. ...
>>>> the font Garamond Premier Pro is not contained in Mac OSX.
>>>> If you have not installed this font, the example will not
>>>> work. The same applies to the font Bickham.
>>>> Today, I tried this example too. I replaced Garamond by
>>>> Baskerville and Bickham by Zapfino.
>>>> So part of the preamble specifying the fonts looks like
>>>> \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Baskerville}%{Garamond
>>>> Premier Pro}
>>>> \setmonofont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Courier}
>>>> \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text,
>>>> Scale=MatchLowercase}
>>>> \setsansfont{Lucida Grande}%{Helvetica Neue}
>>>> \newfontfamily{\Zap}{Zapfino}
>>> And very nicely done too, if I may say so.
>>> That's my point. It is bad form for the AMS author to show off new  
>>> concepts (XeLaTeX in the case) with latent assumptions (e.g.,  
>>> having certain commercial fonts available) such that when an  
>>> innocent/naive reader (the most likely audience; otherwise why  
>>> write it in the first place) tries running the XeLaTeX example in  
>>> MacTeX/TeXShop (which is beautifully integrated and capable of  
>>> doing so at the push of a button), only to have it fail!
>> My bad. To tell you the truth, I did not know. The font is sitting  
>> there in my font collection, I certainly did not buy it. In all  
>> likelihood, it was installed by Adobe with Illustrator, or  
>> Photoshop, or...
>> GG
> Howdy,
> And a perfect illustration about what is bad about Xe(La)TeX (and  
> any other application that uses the local fonts); there is no  
> guarantee that the beautiful font you use is available on another  
> system so the source is no longer directly portable.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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