[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop 2.34

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jun 4 17:47:35 CEST 2010

On Jun 4, 2010, at 10:41 AM, Juergen Fenn wrote:

> Am 04.06.10 12:14 schrieb Simon Spiegel:
>>> So basically its let me use TrueType fonts form my system also, not
>>> only the LaTeX fonts installed ? that is it ?
>> I'm actually not completely sure about TrueType fonts, but for OpenType
>> fonts (which is the most common format today) the answer is yes. That's
>> one – the not the only – advantage of Lua(La)TeX.
> I just would like to say that most of the fonts that ship with Mac OS X
> are indeed TrueType fonts... at least on my machine (10.5.8).
> We had XeTeX introduced a few years ago for using the fonts installed on
> your system.
> Although I really like to use all things TeX, I don't think LuaTeX will
> bring that much new to the common user. If it's a decent up-to-date
> replacement for pdftex, it will be alright.
> Regards,
> Jürgen.


LuaLaTeX in the upcoming MacTeX(TeX Live)-2010 can use .otf, .ttf, and .dfont fonts. It can not use .ttc fonts as found under OS X 10.6 (e.g., Hoefler Text.ttc!).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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