[OS X TeX] Where do I place TeX Gyre fonts?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Feb 27 15:16:26 CET 2012

On Feb 26, 2012, at 2:53 PM, Eric Weir wrote:

> Thanks, Peter. And Herb, too. That's good news. I do my latex with lyx, and I'd like the tex gyre fonts to show up as options when I specify fonts in lyx. 
> Not familiar with Font Book. What is it? How do I use it? In particular, how do I populate it with fonts? There are several font packages, each containing many files in several folders.

I suspect that your difficulties may be related to a bit of a disconnect.

TeX requires that one install support files as well as fonts, which are then specified by calling them out w/ font definition commands which are normally grouped together w/ supporting macros in a \usepackage line such as Herb Schulz noted:

On Feb 26, 2012, at 2:39 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> \usepackage{tgtermes}

LyX, as a graphical front-end for LaTeX, in addition to needing one to specify the fonts to be used for output, has options for specifying the fonts used to depict the document in the interface --- so if one wants these to be in synch, then one would need to:

 - tell LyX to use the tgtermes font for the LaTeX back-end (there's a pane in the dialog for doing this LyX:Document Settings | Fonts, but it's gotten really messy --- wish they'd left the top-level choice for packages, so instead, you should add \usepackage{tgtermes} to the LaTeX Preamble Document Settings Pane.
 - install the tgtermes font files into the Mac OS X graphical interface (using Font Book as Peter Dyballa noted --- Font Book should be in your Applications folder)
 - set LyX to use the tgtermes font in its interface (if desired)


William Adams
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