# [texhax] Font Problems

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Mon Jun 25 08:01:42 CEST 2007

On  24 Jun, 2007, at 22:50, John Stevens wrote:

> Since I got my TeXLive discs three months ago I managed to install
> TeX on my iMac. but it won't install on my Win98 platform.

From what I understand here, your problem seems to be with your
Windows installation.

> At present my problem is that I can't find any fonts.  I found a two
> sheet document listing some 65 odd fonts that are supposed to come
> with Latex - but I have no idea where they are or if I can use them
> with plain TEX ?  Are they on one of the discs? - what's the file
> name ?, are they zipped, do I have to un-zip them & how does one do
> that on a Mac?

But here it seems you have a problem with your Mac installation. I
this is the case, I would advise you to subscribe to the TeX on Mac
OS X mailing list:

http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/main.shtml#Mailinglist

> Also, where should fonts be installed

The MacTeX installer

http://www.tug.org/mactex/

should take care of that for you. It installs fonts in

/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/fonts/

But fonts need map files that are installed elsewhere. If you want to
post your problem to the TeX on Mac mailing list (or in this very
list), please provide a minimal example of what *doesn't* work; like
for example, if you want Palatino and this doesn't work:

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{mathpazo}
\begin{document}
Hello! $a + b = c$
\end{document}

Best,

Axel


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