[OS X TeX] how make Mathematica fonts work?
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Wed Apr 11 23:45:33 CEST 2012
On Apr 11, 2012, at 12:46 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I want to be able to use Mathematica fonts with LaTex. I find two seemingly different method for doing this:
> (1) robert's post http://blog.spitzenpfeil.org/wordpress/2011/02/07/getting-mathematica-fonts-to-work-with-pdflatex/
> (2) Jens-Peer Kuska's instructions in mysymdoc.pdf, a file in the Mathematica 8's SystemFiles/IncludeFiles/TeX/texmf/doc folder.
> Method (1) explicitly assumes one is using linux, although at
> robert indicates the instructions should work for OS X.
> Method (2) uses files that are distributed with Mathematica for OS X, although Kuska is referring to either MikTeX on Windows or teTeX on Unix.
> Which works with TeXLive 2011 under OS X?
> Also, method (1) says to edit the two .map files so as to rename font names xxxxx.pfb to .pfa (presumably as the Wolfram-supplied Type 1 font files use .pfa for their extensions.
> Is there any reason to edit the .map files like that instead of changing the extensions of the font files themselves to .pfb?
Kuska's instructions work with TeXLive 2011, but you might want to polish the fonts a bit first as many of them are unhinted and don't look good on screen. In addition, their metrics are in many cases not well done, with poor spacing and sometimes unsuitable accent positions. TeXFontUtility on
contain notes on how to hint them (requires FontForge), how to install them, and abstracting pieces.
You should not have to change anything with pfa/pfb---they come in pfa format, and wolfram.map uses pfa. It might be an issue if you wanted to use them with XeTeX, as I believe it does not understand pfa format.
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