[OS X TeX] Minion and Minion Pro

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Apr 21 21:01:22 CEST 2012

On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:07 PM, 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


Don't know if this works without creating Minion Pro type1 fonts but try to use


instead of unicode-math and the \setmathfont commands.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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