[OS X TeX] Finding out which fonts are used in a pdf

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 10 21:58:14 CET 2011

On Jan 10, 2011, at 2:45 PM, Berend Hasselman wrote:

> Adobe Reader can show a list of the fonts used in a PDF as part of the Document Properties.
> Preview doesn't have this ability. Neither does Skim.
> Anyone know how to find out which fonts are used in a pdf on Mac OS X?
> (I was trying to see which fonts are used in TexShop Tips & Tricks.pdf)
> Berend


I use Adobe Reader for that purpose only! Well, that's not quite true. There are times when Preview/TeXShop/Skim (all use Apple's PDFKit framework) have a problem displaying some things and it's interesting to see if Adobe Reader renders things ``correctly.'' I say correctly only because I'll admit that, by definition, Adobe Reader is the gold standard by the inventor of PDF.

PS: ``TeXShop Tips & Tricks'' use Utopia (via the fourier package) for the main serif font and Bera Sand and Bera Mono for the sanserif and monospace font, bot scaled at 0.85:


which I think go together fairly well. The faked small caps by the fourier package looks rather bad to my eyes (if you purchase the Utopia Expert Fonts from Adobe the real small cap look good and the fourier package can use them --- but that cost some money) so the small caps that are occasionally use are really faked up by a macro.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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