[OS X TeX] font appearance

Adrian Heathcote adrian.heathcote at philosophy.usyd.edu.au
Sun Jun 23 00:02:15 EDT 2002

>  it is true, the installation for teTeX is very easy, but it was a 
> major pain to make the fonts then work with apps different from TeX 
> because neither OS 9 nor OS X can use fonts in pure .pfb format. So, if 
> say, you want to use the Lucida fonts for labeling diagrams, then it 
> might be a better idea to go for the Mac version, because it is easier 
> to convert the fonts from Mac to .pfb than from .pfb to Mac.

According to Apple Window's fonts (i.e. pfb's) are meant to work in 
OSX's font folders. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if OS X was more 
fussy than it should be, but they are *meant* to work.

Adrian Heathcote

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