[OS X TeX] CMR fonts

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Mon Oct 11 12:10:37 CEST 2010

Hi Ross,

You saved my life. Of course, I knew all this at one time,
those fonts were installed on my home
desktop a long time ago. And as new computers came along, 
they were automatically inherited.

On 2010-10-11, at 12:04 AM, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hi George,
> On 11/10/2010, at 2:19 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>> I am on the road, and need to edit two illustrations
>> for my book. So I downloaded Illustrator and to my
>> surprise it does not recognize CMR fonts -- wants
>> ro replace all my formulas with a substitute font...
> Because the encoding is so weird; at least in Adobe's eyes.
> There is an illustrator friendly version of CMR, as mentioned
> in this extract from a 2006 posting:
>>>> In fact, you can. The only impediment to doing this is that the
>>>> Computer Modern fonts don't follow Adobe's PostScript font naming
>>>> convention and so aren't recognized by Illustrator. Alberto Arabia's
>>>> Tex-Illustrator fonts package provides Type 1 PostScript versions of
>>>> Computer Modern with the correct names:
>>>> http://www.math.jussieu.fr/~arabia/TeX/TeX-Illustrator.sea.hqx
>>>> http://www.math.jussieu.fr/~arabia/TeX/TeX-Cyr-Illustrator.sea.hqx
>>>> (These and other free font sets are available from
>>>> http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex. A very good commercial alternative is
>>>> the OpenType font UniMath from Applied Symbols.) On MacOS X, the fonts
>>>> should be installed in the /Library/Application
>>>> Support/Abode/Fonts/Reqrd/ directory.
> Those links no longer work, but the fonts are on the Wiki:
> http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/wiki/index.php/Typefaces#TeX.2FIllustrator_Fonts

I did not know this.

>> I checked the list of fonts available, and no CMR
>> font was listed.
> I've been using CMR with Illustrator CS2 quite happily for some time.
> But maybe things have changed with later versions.
>> My tex distribution is 
>> TeXLive-2010-64
> If you *must* use Computer Modern, then try the TeX-Illustrator fonts above.

Of course, I must. The book has 125 illustrations.
I want the formulas in the illustrations look like they do in the text.

If I switch the text, say to Times, I can use Spivak's fonts. For this, I would have to 
redo 125 illustrations, with at least 1,000 formulas (this  number is just a guess.)

Attached a simple example.

Thanks again.


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