[texhax] Using Adobe OpenType fonts with LaTeX?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Mar 20 20:16:36 CET 2006

On Mar 20, 2006, at 12:43 PM, Matthias F. Jütte wrote:

> I have an Adobe OpenType font that I really like (Plantin) and that  
> I would like to use for typesetting my documents in LaTeX. What  
> procedures do I have to follow to do that and what are the "traps"  
> I have to look out for, as I understand (hopefully correctly) that  
> OpenType is a rather new format for font definition and might bring  
> about its own problems in connection wit LaTeX?
> Any hints as to helpful resources that would allow me to "do the  
> math" would be much appreciated.

If you've access to Mac OS X, you should consider XeTeX:


Hopefully it'll be coming to Linux at some point in the near future  
(perhaps it'll run in cygwin then as well --- we'll see).

If not, you'll have to make use of Eddie Kohler's scripts for  
converting the font to something dvips or pdftex will accept:


Or you could possibly use bakoma tex:


Doing math is still a chore though, since OpenType doesn't provide  
one with all the information TeX wants for setting math.

Failing that, there's my hack from TUG2003:



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