[OS X TeX] Re: metapost

Franck Pastor franck.pastor at skynet.be
Sat Mar 23 11:29:46 CET 2013

Le 22 mars 2013 à 21:37, Nicola a écrit :

> In article <17D8DBB5-2918-45A4-8547-A08A1D5EA158 at skynet.be>,
> Franck Pastor <franck.pastor at skynet.be> 
> wrote:
>> Nicola Vitacolonna has created a very handy interface to MetaPost for TeXShop 
>> and also for some other editors. If you use TeXShop, check its README file to 
>> learn how to use it, in here:
>> $HOME/Library/TeXShop/engines/inactive/MetaPost
> On re-reading my own README, it occurred to me that you may also use 
> Lua(La)TeX directly with MetaPost. Just pass -tex=dviluatex or 
> -tex=dvilualatex to the mpost command (there is also an example inside 
> the folder above that shows you how to do it in TeXShop). If you know 
> LaTeX and don't want to go the ConTeXt route, that may be another way to 
> enhance MetaPost's text typesetting capabilities.
> Nicola

Yet it is impossible to use system fonts and OpenType fonts with standalone MetaPost, even with dvilua(la)tex as typesetting engine. It seems that the only way to do this remains the ConTeXt route.


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