[OS X TeX] Microtype & phv

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Thu Nov 11 14:44:24 EST 2004

On Nov 11, 2004, at 2:29 PM, Herb Schulz wrote:

> On 11/11/04 1:01 PM, "Aaron Jackson" <jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu>
> wrote:
>> Right because there are type 1 versions installed in
>> teTeX/sharetexmf.tetex/fonts/type1/bitstrea/charter, but no real
>> helvetica type 1 fonts come with TeX.  I guess I should correct my
>> statement: "As far as the following fonts are concerned they are not
>> the real thing, they are URW versions
>> (teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/fonts/type1/urw):
>> avantgar
>> bookman
>> courier
>> helvetic
>> ncntrsbk
>> palatino
>> symbol
>> times
>> zapfchan
>> zapfding
>> I really only use a few different fonts, so I made a statement that 
>> was
>> too general.
>> How do you include Helvetica in your document?  Can you try to use uhv
>> instead phv?
> Howdy,
> Thank you very much. I'm beginning to get it in my head that some of 
> this is
> being done with virtual fonts that probably point to the uhv*.pfb 
> files!
> I've been including the Helvetica using the helvet package and that 
> only
> referes to phv* so I assumed that the pfb's were somewhere too.
> Since there are special microtype configuration files for Times and 
> Palatino
> I may have to write one for Helvetica too.

In my first email, I mentioned that I installed Times New Roman.  I
also used microtype with the new fonts and it just worked.  The
resulting pdf had all sorts of TNR-extended fonts embedded in it.  You
may be able to just use a different map file that points to uhv, to get 
things to work.

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