[XeTeX] Re: XeTeX Question Too Stupid for XeTeX List

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Fri Sep 24 10:36:45 CEST 2004

On 24 Sep 2004, at 4:52 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> - Palatino doesn't seem to be a part of OS X. On my PowerBook, 
> purchased in May 2003, it's located in the OS 9 font folder. So it's 
> possible you don't have it if your Mac is more recent.

I agree with this. I might take a look at some stage converting some 
free Palatino fonts for use in OS X, but this isn't a priority for me 
personally since I have this old copy.

> - Helvetica and Courier seem to be only available in regular shape in 
> OS X, not oblique nor italic. Weird! In /Library/Fonts/ I have 
> Helvetica Neue which is available in many more series and shapes, 
> though I've no idea of how it got there.

It's supposed to be there :) Apple's kindly paid for it to be included 
in Mac OS X.

> - The above only takes care of text fonts. Math fonts, should you need 
> them, will remain CM by default. You could get better matching weights 
> and shapes by using ...

Don't forget the Euler math fonts, which blend fairly well with fonts 
that are unlike Times or CM (e.g. Palatino or Garamond or others).


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