[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop 2.34
gnurser at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 18:35:50 CEST 2010
On 4 June 2010 16:47, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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!).
That's indeed very unfortunate.
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