[OS X TeX] MathTimes-Textures to Mac OS X?

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Fri Aug 9 14:23:28 EDT 2002

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I followed the steps but I could 
not get it to work right:

1 Using texshop on a test file, some symbols look ok (eg integral, sum), 
others look wrong (left-right parentheses appear as ,/), and others 
don't show up at all (greek letters). If I use Acrobat to read the 
generated pdf, I get the message "font RMTMI contains a bad box" and the 
sum and integral are replaced with strange characters.

2 The log says
	Warning: pdftex (file mtex.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for 
	Warning: pdftex (file rmtmi.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for 
	Warning: pdftex (file mtsy.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for 
These pfb files are in fact located in 
usr/local/tetex/share/texfm.local/fonts/type1/yandy/mathtime and I've 
run texhash a couple times to be sure. Incidentally,  I get the same 
warning (cannot open Type 1 font file for reading) if I delete the pfb 
files from their directory.

On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 04:02 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le jeudi 8 août 2002, à 11:30 , Themis Matsoukas a écrit :
>> I have recently switched from Textures (I can't stand Classic) to 
>> TeXShop. I have the MathTimes fonts for Textures. Is there a way to 
>> convert these fonts for use in OS X?  If so, how do I do that? If not, 
>> how do I get MathTimes for OS X?
> Step 1: Convert the fonts to PFB format
> - Get Tom Kiffe's CMacTeX_OSX from 
> <http://www.kiffe.com/tex/carbon.html>.
> - Open the script "lwfn2pfb script txt" and save it as an application.
> - Drop your OS 9 font files MTEX, MTSY and RMTMI onto the application.
> - Move the generated files mtex.pfb, mtsy.pfb and rmtmi.pfb to 
> /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/fonts/type1/yandy/mathtime.
> Step 2: Get support files for this MathTime Basic font set
> - teTeX/TeXShop is set up to use MathTime Complete fonts = MathTime 
> Basic + MathTime Plus. Unfortunately, Blue Sky Research ships only the 
> MathTime Basic fonts for Textures. Thus you have to recreate teTeX 
> support files for MathTime Basic fonts only; otherwise you will get 
> many error messages about missing font files.
> - Download the original mathtime directory from CTAN at 
> <ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-
> archive/macros/latex/contrib/supported/psnfssx/mathtime>.
> - Open mathtime.ins in TeXShop and uncomment the line:
> %\def\mtplus{}
> then LaTeX it.
> - Move the generated files to 
> /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/latex/mathtime:
> mathpi.sty
> mathtime.sty
> my1mtt.fd
> my2mtt.fd
> my3mtt.fd
> omslby.fd
> umh2.fd
> umh2scr.fd
> umh6.fd
> umtms.fd
> - You may want to keep documentation files in 
> /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/doc/latex/mathtime:
> mathtime.dtx
> mathtime.txt
> (the doc file is mathtime.dtx, just LaTeX it).
> Step 3: Tell teTeX the files are there
> - Launch Terminal and enter "sudo texhash".
> Step 4: For the hedonist
> - In case you're interested by more sophisticated features (like bold 
> math italic, upright math, heavy math, upright Greek), you can purchase 
> MathTime Plus fonts directly from Y&Y at 
> <http://www.yandy.com/mathtime.htm> (I haven't, someday I will). Ask 
> them for the fonts in PFB format, not Mac format (unless you want to be 
> able to use the fonts with Textures; then you'll have to convert them 
> again to PFB, as before).
> - If you do that, then you can delete all the files and folders created 
> in Step 2 above.
> That's it, I think.
> Bruno Voisin
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Themis Matsoukas
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Pennsylvania State University
149 Fenske Lab, University Park, PA 16802
phone: 814-863-2002; fax: 814-865-7846
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