[OS X TeX] Newbie install and font question

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Mar 18 11:41:08 EST 2002

pneukom asked:
>I am thinking of installing teTeX and TeXShop.  Is this all I will need
>get a workable installation?


>If I understand correctly, teTeX is an OSX
>implementation of TeX and TeXShop is a viewer/creator of documents?

Close, teTeX is a Unix port of TeX based on Web2C maintained by Thomas
Esser. OS X can use it 'cause it is at heart, BSD Unix 4.4 with a Mach
micro-kernel, and an admixture of Free and NetBSD.

TeXShop is a front-end which allows one to (easily) type / modify
(La)TeX source, and to have (pdf)TeX process it so that it may be
previewed on-screen.

>Where does GS/teTeX install those fonts?

In the texmf directory tree.

>Do these installed fonts end up in
>the font menus of other OSX software?  i.e. MS Word

No, more's the pity.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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