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

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Fri Aug 9 15:04:47 EDT 2002

Bruno and Dave,

Wonderful!  I did get past the applescript trick but did not think of
lower-casing the pfb files. That did the trick and everything runs
smoothly (I did not have to modify cfg files). I am now almost as happy
as when I was using Textures (I do miss synchronization).

Merci and thanks

Themis

On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 02:24 PM, Dave McCollum wrote:

> Themis,
>
> As I have just done exactly this set of tasks, I can add a few more
> details to Bruno's excellent instructions:
>
>
>> 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.
>
> You will open the file in Script Editor (Applications/AppleScript/ in
> OS X).
> You may have to "check syntax" before saving the script (you may be
> asked to locate the application t1utils, which is in the binaries
> folder of the CMacTeX folder hierarchy.
>
>
>> - 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.
>
> You will need to make sure that you have renamed your pfb font files
> with lower case names, as shown above. The AppleScript doesn't do this.
>
>
>>
>> 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.
>
> If you have also purchased the MathTimes Plus set of fonts from Y&Y
> (highly recommended), then skip the rest of this step.
>
>
>>
>> - 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
>
> The current (or all recent) teTeX distributions for the OS X require a
> little tweaking to get Lucida and MathTime fonts to work. For some
> people, the fonts work as is. As I just updated my TeXShop and teTeX
> installation and then added complete sets of Lucida and MathTime fonts,
> I needed to do the following steps (for MathTimes only --- Lucida
> requires less work).
>
> So, you will need to let dvips and pdftex know that you are using the
> MathTime fonts. There may be a better way than editing configuration
> files, such as using 'updmap' or 'texconfig' directly, but I couldn't
> figure this out, even after I had read the teTeX manual (which is dated
> 1999).
>
> Following Bruno's suggestion, I found a solution that does work. You
> will need to edit one of the updmap.cfg files. If you are using the
> hierarchy suggested by Bruno, you will want to edit this file:
>
>  /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/updmap.cfg
>
> It is likely that it may not exist yet, so you'll probably have to copy
> it from
>
>  /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/
>
> (Note that the /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ and
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/ paths point to the same place.)
>
> Once you've copied the updmap.cfg file into the .../texmf.local/web2c/
> directory, you'll need to add a few lines to the end of the file. The
> map files releated to the MathTime fonts, among others, are located in
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/dvips/config/:
>
> -rw-r--r--    1 1340  100      213 Feb  4  2002 mathpi.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 1340  100      202 Jun 28  1999 mathpple-ext.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 1340  100      299 Nov  3  2001 mt-belleek.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 1340  100      535 Jan 30  2000 mt-plus.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 1340  100      421 Jan 30  2000 mt-yy.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin    545 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-ext-adobe-bi.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin    614 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-ext-adobe-kb.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin    640 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-ext-urw-kb.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin    647 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-ext-urw-urw.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin   1781 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-std-adobe-bi.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin   2089 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-std-adobe-kb.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin   2164 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-std-urw-kb.map
> -rw-r--r--    1 root  admin   2209 Jun 28  1999 mtsupp-std-urw-urw.map
>
> For support of the basic set of MathTime fonts, you'll want to add the
> following to the end of the updmap.cfg file (in the texmf.local
> hierarchy):
>
> Map mt-yy.map
>
> If you have also purchased the MathTimes Plus set, as I have (being a
> super-good hedonist ;-)  ), then add this line too:
>
> Map mt-plus.map
>
> You'll notice that there are other map files listed that define how
> fonts are used. For example, by default, the URW versions of Times,
> Helvetica, and Courier are used rather than the Adobe versions (which
> are not free, though available to owners of ATM Deluxe, Acrobat, etc.).
>
> Now, you'll want to execute 'sudo updmap' in the Terminal (UNIX shell).
> texhash is called as part of the execution of updmap, so the next step
> is not needed.
>
>
>> - Launch Terminal and enter "sudo texhash".
>>
>> Step 4: For the hedonist
>
> Also, this will give you access to bold italic math fonts, which are
> now prescribed for use as vector and matrix symbols for math
> typesetting as dictated by the ISO specifications. See page 142 of
> Kopka and Daly (3rd edition) for more information.
>
>
>> - 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.
>
> Don't forget to add the additional mt-plus.map entry to the updmap.cfg
> file and run updmap, as described in Step 2.
>
>
>>
>> That's it, I think.
>>
>> Bruno Voisin
>
> Almost.
>
> Step 5: For the super picky hedonist
>
> Even with the complete MathTimes and MathTime Plus set of fonts, you
> are still missing the math script, the fraktur lettering, and true/real
> small caps. To me, I can see differences in the letter weights between
> the virtual font generated small caps and real ones. The former's
> capitals and small caps don't match all that well (it's pretty easy to
> see). To me, nothing is worse than poorly "faked" small cap lettering.
>
> So, to get true small caps and the other missing letters, you'll need
> to buy the Times Small Caps and OsF (oldstyle figures) fonts, along
> with the Mathematical Pi family of fonts from Adobe.
>
> Changes will be needed to the updmap.cfg file, as well as to some LaTeX
> font support files. You will want to also switch from URW to Adobe
> versions of Times, Helvetica, and Courier, for the best visual
> compatibility.
>
> I am in the process of adding the Times small caps and Mathematical Pi
> fonts to my teTeX installation. After I get things working, I will
> report back to the list. I would appreciate any assistance, as well.
>
> Well, this is everything I can think of, for now. Let us know how
> things work out. Much thanks to Bruno!
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dave
>
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