[OS X TeX] Newbie install and font question

Philip Neukom pneukom at ProfitAnalytics.com
Mon Mar 18 11:34:18 EST 2002

I have lurked on the list for a few weeks.  TeX is obviously as much an
awesome publishing tools as it is an obsession.

I am still somewhat in the dark as to what has to be installed for a proper
and workable version of TeX.  But that is something I can work through with
your help ... I hope.

I apologize in advance if these questions are found in a Mac specific FAQ
somewhere.  Please direct me to it if it is available as I haven't found it
yet.  (Maybe this is something I can help with since I am going through it
for the first time right now.)

I am thinking of installing teTeX and TeXShop.  Is this all I will need to
get a workable installation?  If I understand correctly, teTeX is an OSX
implementation of TeX and TeXShop is a viewer/creator of documents?

I believe that teTeX is installed first including the GhostScript package.
GS will install fonts.

Being a long time Mac user and using OSX for over a year now, I have found
numerous problems relating to fonts and the multitude of locations that they
can be saved.  (I am a bit of a fontaholic and so use and abuse fonts in my

Where does GS/teTeX install those fonts?  Do these installed fonts end up in
the font menus of other OSX software?  i.e. MS Word

If I remember from an old GS install on OS9 the fonts had a similar look to
many popular postscript fonts but had different names.  If this is the case,
then I don't think I will have a problem.  If they do have similar names,
then I will need to do some cleaning after the install.

I am on digest mode, so if you send me a reply with clarification questions
please cc to my email account or be patient as I wait for the digest.

Thanks in advance to all.
Philip Neukom, CMC 
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