[OS X TeX] Minion and Minion Pro

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sat Apr 21 20:13:04 CEST 2012

On Apr 21, 2012, at 10:07 AM, David Watson wrote:

> Following the discussion on Minion, I realized that the premiere journal in my field uses MinionPro for text/maths, and I decided to try these fonts out on my dissertation.
> As a long time TeXShop user, I found that I needed to copy the LuaLaTeX engine over from the "inactive" engines in order to use fontspec and the fonts supplied with Adobe Reader X.
> Installation of the fonts was as simple as a Finder search and double-clicking to bring up Font Book.
> Fontspec along with unicode-math work exceptionally for typesetting portions without extensive math, but I think I will need to use Minion Math to keep everything consistent.
> Overall I'm very pleased with the results.
> On Apr 10, 2012, at 10:51 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:
>> This is just a few notes about use of Minion Pro and the MinionPro package for anyone who might be curious.
>> (1) If you're using this for mathematics, you have to use the "lf" option in the MinionPro package in order for superscripts to be positioned correctly.
>> (2) The "swash" option tells MinionPro to use the swash capitals included in the Minion Pro typeface for \mathcal. This is a nice calligraphic set that's designed to match the weight and style of the rest of the Minion Pro typeface. However, the swash letters C, O, and S are too close to the italic versions, and if you're using \mathcal to distinguish a certain class of mathematical object, the use of those three letters use could be confusing.
>> (3) In my previous post I noted that the curly script boondox was a better match in weight than rsfs for Minion Pro. (The Y is slightly too heavy, but the font works well overall.) boondox can be downloaded and installed with TeX Live Utility if you don't already have it.
>> (4) When I use Minion Pro, the "swash" option for \mathcal, and boondox for \mathscr, I get a product that is much better typographically unified than I did with the standard CM, euler, and rsfs fonts.
>> Richard Séguin----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting -----------

Unless things have changed very recently, unicode-math is supported only by the OpenType font packages 
Cambria Math, Latin Modern Math, Asana Math, Neo Euler, XITS Math and the very new Lucida Opentype package. There is an Opentype package called Minion Math that doesn't really conform to the math features of Opentype. It seems to be very high end (700 euros?)---out of the range of most individuals. I believe it is used along with Minion Pro in the typographically remarkable (IMO) free physics text series from



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