[OS X TeX] Fonts and PSNFSS
bvoisin at mac.com
Sat Jun 12 05:24:06 EDT 2004
Le 12 juin 04, à 07:48, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
> 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
You shouldn't follow the instructions that you reproduced in your
message, they assume the TDS (for a description of the TDS see
/Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/help/tds.dvi, drag this file onto
the Desktop, this will create a copy there, and drag the copy onto
TeXShop to have it converted to PDF and displayed) variant used in the
TeXLive CDs, but not to the TDS variant used in teTeX (upon which the
TeX i-Package is based). For exemple there is no "source" folder, "pub"
is "public" instead, and many more of the same.
If that's really needed I can try to find time later this weekend
(though I'm really short of time) to write detailed instructions, but I
don't think that's the case: PSNFSS 9.0a and it component pifont.sty
are indeed included in the TeX i-Package. For example the package
pifont lives at
/Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/psnfss/pifont.sty, and the
various files from lw35nfss*.zip live inside:
.map files: /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/dvips/psnfss/
.afm files: /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/fonts/afm/adobe/
.tfm files: /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/fonts/tfm/adobe/
.vf files: /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/fonts/vf/adobe/
.fd files: /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/psnfss/
In my opinion, doing a reinstall would be more harmful than beneficial.
Plus you could get a system that is not homogeneous: PSNFSS9.1b
possibly relying on more recent versions of other LaTeX packages than
those included in the TeX i-Package. Gerben Wierda has explained in
other occasions why he won't update this i-Package right now (TDS --
the TeX directory system -- is in the middle of a major reorganization,
as a consequence it is pretty unstable for the moment, and Gerben is
waiting for the distributions his TeX i-Package is based on -- teTeX
and TeXLive -- to reach a stable state themselves before).
Below I have included the list of changes to PSNFSS from 9.0a to 9.1b
(taken from the file changes.txt from
tex-archive/macros/latex/required/psnfss/ on CTAN). Do you really and
absolutely need one of them?
To use the package pifont you should just write in the preamble of your
The documentation for PSNFSS is
> (4) Fonts required for PSNFSS
> (5) Type1 Font files
All these fonts are already there, you shouldn't need to install them.
> I read the TeXshop help but it doesn't seem to be involved with fonts.
> What is? All I care is pdf.
TeXShop doesn't deal with font itself, it's the content of the TeX
i-Package, installed inside /Library/teTeX/, that does. The help for it
lives in various "doc" subfolders inside.
Hope this helps,
2004-01-26 PSNFSS 9.1b
* freenfss.zip with fixed VFs and metrics for the Bitstream
Charter fonts: New kerning pairs Y-g and Y-s; corrected
\fontdimen1 of the italic shapes; improved italic Euro symbols
* helvet.sty: Fixed implementation of the key-value interface.
* Warning messages added to obsolete packages.
2003-11-17 PSNFSS 9.1
* Updated VFs for all Adobe text font families, except Utopia:
Added \texteuro, fixed zdot and \textasteriskcentered.
* Courier: normal asterisk (*) is now vertically centered.
* New VFs for Bitstream Charter with revised kerning data and
faked \texteuro. In particular, the overly tight kerning
between L and quoteright has been abolished.
* The Pazo doublestroke font is now assigned the encoding U,
rather than T1 and OT1. The files t1fplmbb.fd and ot1fplm.fd
are replaced by ufplmbb.fd.
* The Utopia fonts are no longer regarded as "required"; the
package utopia.sty is marked as "obsolete".
* Documentation psnfss2e.* updated accordingly.
* Test files enhanced to test the Euro symbols and the Pazo
doublestroke font, while Utopia is omitted now.
2003-03-02 PSNFSS 9.0c
* mathptmx,sty, mathpazo.sty: \upOmega and \UpDelta are of
type \mathord now, to make sure that they are always upright
* pifont.sty: \Pifill and \dingfill should no longer fail at
the beginning or end of a paragraph. (Bug fix suggested by FMi.)
* mathptm(x).sty: \jmath, \coprod, and \amalg will now generate
error messages rather than print black squares. (Suggested by
* Small changes to the documentation psnfss2e.*.
* Enhanced test0.tex to test also the math alphabets.
* 8r.enc: version 2.0, comprising all of the Mac Roman
character set, too.
* The *.map files and the file 8r.enc have been moved out of the
ZIP archives, since their final location in the texmf tree may
vary wrt/ changes in the TDS specs.
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