[OS X TeX] OS X TeX] How install & use genuine Adobe Times-Roman small caps fonts?

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sat Aug 16 04:07:24 CEST 2014

On Aug 15, 2014, at 5:38 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> (1) Is the ztmsc.map file you refer to the same as the ztm.map file you specified in an earlier post to this thread? That is, containing:
>    ptmrc8r Times-RomanSC " TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <[8r.enc <ptmrc8a.pfb
>    ptmbc8r Times-BoldSC " TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <[8r.enc <ptmbc8a.pfb
> (2) After processing ptmr8a.afm and ptmbc8r.afm with ...
>    % !TEX TS-program = tex
>    \input fontinst.sty
>    \declareencoding{UNSPECIFIED}{8r}
>    \needsfontinstversion{1.933}
>    \installfonts
>    \transformfont{ptmr8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ptmr8a}}}
>    \transformfont{ptmrc8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ptmrc8a}}}
>    \transformfont{ptmb8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ptmb8a}}}
>    \transformfont{ptmbc8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ptmbc8a}}}
>    \installfamily{T1}{ztm}{}
>    \installfont{ztmrc8t}
>      {ptmrc8r,%
>     ptmr8r,%
>      newlatin}
>     {t1}{T1}{ztm}{m}{sc}{}
>    \installfont{ztmbc8t}
>      {ptmbc8r,%
>      ptmb8r,%
>      newlatin}
>     {t1}{T1}{ztm}{b}{sc}{}
>    \endinstallfonts
>    \bye
> ... and running the generated .pl and .vpl through pltotf and vptovf, to what, if anything, do I rename the resulting .fd files -- or an other files -- before using them in conjunction with newtxext?
> (3) What specifies to use (Adobe) Times as the body text font? Or do I need to include a \rmdefault{ptm} command for that?
> (4) Does any of this help to use MathTime Pro 2 fonts for math to accompany Adobe Times for text, including Adobe Times-Roman small caps?  How?
> (Thank you for your continuing work and assistance on this. Without it I'd be even more lost than I am, since my ignorance of TeX font issues is boundless.)

The correct name for tha map file is now ztmsc.map, not the one I posted earlier. You should not have to do anything with fontinst---everything is already in the package. The line


loads newtxtext, bringing up the URW Times clones as text fonts, unless you've changed that changing the settings in updmap.cfg to specify Adobe Times ---see below. If you have those Adobe fonts, it's easier to leave them in their original names, eg, tir_____.pfb and  use

sudo -H updmap-sys --setoption LW35 ADOBE

or, if you keep font maps in your home texmf,

updmap --setoption LW35 ADOBE

 With option adobesc, upright shapes of small caps will be rendered with your Adobe TimesSC.  


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