[OS X TeX] Fonts and PSNFSS
Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Sat Jun 12 01:48:58 EDT 2004
Somebody on wintel gave me a file which, when I tried to typeset it,
required pifont. After doing a bit of homework, I downloaded all that
was required by *PSNFSS 9.1b -- Installation instructions*. Then I came
to the following
Installing the virtual fonts, metrics and .fd files
Obtain the archive files* lw35nfss*.zip and *freenfss*.zip from
CTAN:macros/latex/required/psnfss. If the file system layout of your
TeX system complies with TDS, unzip them in the texmf root directory
(usually named texmf) of your TeX system; all files will be unpacked
into the right directories then. Otherwise you have to sort out
manually the files from the .zip archives and copy them to the
appropriate directories of your TeX system.
Not knowing what TDS was, I chose the manual route but before I actually
do something stupid I would like to check whether what I think I ought
to do is correct.
(1) Both the lw35nfss and the freefss Folders contain a Fonts folder in
which there is a tfm and a vf folder and I assume this means that I
should create ~/Library/Fonts/*tfm* and ~/Library/Fonts/*vf* and put the
contents together therein.
(2) Similarly, they both contain tex/latex/psnfss so that I should
create the texmf/tex/latex/*psnfss* folder and put the contents together
(3) Installing the PSNFSS macro packages
Copy the files
to a directory where you keep documented LaTeX sources.
In a TDS-compliant system this should be the directory
Run LaTeX on the installation script psfonts.ins to create
the package (.sty) files. Move them to a directory where
LaTeX will find them. In a TDS-compliant system this should
be the directory
In ~/Library/texmf, there already are two folders, doc and tex. Does
this mean that I have to create a folder,
~/Library/texmf/*source/*latex/psnfss in which to copy the above files?
The latter step is executed automagically by the installation
script, provided that your DocStrip program has been configured
appropriately and the target directory exists already.
I don't know what my DocStrip program is but I already ran LaTeX on a
.ins file so it ought to work here too.
(4) Fonts required for PSNFSS
The "Base 35" fonts
Free substitutes for the commercial PostScript Base fonts
are available from the CTAN directory fonts/urw/base35.
Here the pfb.zip gives *pub*/tex/fonts//urw//base35/pfb/a whole lot of
files. Where do I create *pub*?
(5) Type1 Font files
Here, say, the charter.zip gives gives pub/tex/fonts//charter//a whole
lot of files. Should I put the /charter/ folder alongside the /urw/
folder inside the *pub*/tex/fonts folder?
Consult the documentation of your TeX system, how to install font
map files for dvips and pdfTeX!
I read the TeXshop help but it doesn't seem to be involved with fonts.
What is? All I care is pdf.
I am sorry to be a real pain but, this time, I really looked around
first. Of course, I could try it and if it didn't work just trash
everything and restart from scratch. It wouldn't be a very big deal but ...
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