[OS X TeX] missing ligatures from included pdf

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Thu Oct 7 18:47:11 CEST 2010

On Oct 7, 2010, at 12:12 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 07.10.2010 um 15:20 schrieb Jan Hegewald:
>> I have a drawing done with Omnigraffle, saved as pdf.
> Do you these ligatures when you view this PDF in some PDF viewer?
>> Herein I have placed some labels using the "Latin Modern Sans"  
>> regular font.
> How could you achieve this? The Latin Modern fonts are not in the  
> Mac OS X fonts service. Can you also prove that this font is  
> actually registered in the PDF file? Some PDF viewers offer this,  
> the command line utility pdffonts from xpdf allows this, too.

Actually you can have LM fonts installed as regular Mac fonts.  I do.   
However, the LM Sans doesn't have ligatures at all, no matter how the  
document is produced.

Jan, if you change the font in Omnigraffle to LM Roman, you should get  
the ligatures.  Conversely, if you create a small latex document using  
LM Sans, you'll find that the same text will be without ligatures.  So  
if you want a sans font with ligatures, you'll need some other font.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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