[pdftex] Re: teTeX mod for Mac fonts (was Re: [Mac OS X TeX] Font question)

Troy Goodson Troy.D.Goodson at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Nov 7 15:06:14 EST 2001

<x-flowed iso-8859-1>At 8:30 AM +0100 11/7/01, Rolf Marvin B¯e Lindgren wrote:
>[William Adams]
>| [Troy Goodson]
>| | Are you saying that there is information that TeX needs to know about
>| | a font but is not included in Mac OS X fonts?
>| Not merely that, but Mac OS X's bundled fonts are in weird, proprietary
>| formats (.dfont---``data fork'' font format which is a normal Mac
>| suitcase-style font flopped from the resource fork where it normally
>| resides).
>I'm happily using MacOS X fonts under pdftex for Linux, having converted
>them from MacOS X to Windoze format using a commercial tool.

I guess this is something of an existence proof, but isn't more
appropriate for teTeX to have built-in support for Mac OS X fonts?

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