[OS X TeX] TrueType-fonts in LaTeX...?

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Nov 23 09:07:57 EST 2004

On Nov 23, 2004, at 6:55 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Next to technical problems, the license issue is what finally stopped 
> be from pressing for this.

I discuss this all somewhat in my TUG2003 paper --- it'll be out in the 
next TUGboat, but the preprint is on-line now (has been for a while).

I'll be up-dating the files to work w/ Aleph and putting them on CTAN 
presently --- anyone who wishes can try them out then.

> Personally, I would like to see the XeTeX stuff integrated into the 
> normal TeX code base.

That's a much better route I believe. It does make a job OS (and OS / 
font version) dependent, but who here is planning on switching?

The one drawback is one can't access arbitrary glyphs for an OpenType 
font (yet). See a post on my ``One Typeface: many fonts'' booklet where 
I show a work-around.

You can make a XeTeX generated .pdf pre-press ready by dumping to 
PostScript and re-distilling --- that's what we did for the Apple thank 
you in the 2003 proceedings issue.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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