[OS X TeX] Proposal on Fonts (was Re: Fonts &c.)

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Mar 29 15:53:00 EST 2002

Adrian said:
> My suggestion would be for someone to try to hack and adapt Hoenig's 
> VFiinstall which is on CTAN. This seems to do everything that one would 
> want from a font installer---it was written for, and tested on UNIX, but 
> has not been tested on Mac. Moreover it can incorporate expert fonts so 
> that one would have a full and genuine alternative to Times and Lucida.

and then Gerben said:
> Create anything that works (script wise), an I'll create an i-Installer 
> package for it.

Uh, the vfinst package _is_ a set of scripts (in PERL, I believe) which 
are a wrapper around FONTINST.

That's at once its strength, and a drawback---it can automagically install 
any of the fonts in its list, but only those fonts, 'cause it relies on 
having specific information about them up front.

I'll see what I can do on this front next week.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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