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

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Nov 23 10:33:22 EST 2004

Le 23 nov. 04, à 16:13, William F. Adams a écrit :

> On Nov 23, 2004, at 9:31 AM, Michael S. Hanson wrote:
>> 	The issue for most, I suspect, isn't switching -- it's sharing.  
>> None of my academic co-authors use a Mac, and so I (like many on this 
>> list, I suspect) need complete cross-platform compatibility... at 
>> least as an option.
> In that case, the other authors would have to have an equivalent font 
> setup for their platfrom, no? Merely duplicate (and license!) the same 
> set of fonts on one's own system, or isolate everything into a .sty 
> package and use the appropriate package and font version on each 
> system.

That reminds me of having prepared once a presentation of my department 
in Keynote, to be used by any member of the department to present our 
activities to prospective students (and convince them to study with 

The presentation was saved as a PowerPoint document for 
interoperability, and worked fine (except for a markedly bitmapped 
appearence of some items) in PowerPoint for Mac. But then when moving 
to PowerPoint on Windows, I realized the hard way that :

- Optima doesn't exist on a standard Windows install. I ended up using 
Trebuchet MS instead (which seems to be present on both Windows and OS 
X -- or was it installed with MS Office? --, and which I got to know 
and like in this way). This implied repositioning everything manually, 
slide by slide, to get proper horizontal and vertical alignment and 

- QuickTime isn't by default installed on Windows, and some 
administrators may decide to not install it anyway. Alas, Keynote, when 
saving a presentation to PowerPoint format, includes movies via 
QuickTime containers. Which means that I had to re-import manually, one 
by one, all the movies in the PowerPoint document on the Windows PC. 
Moreover, for some reason this didn't even work on Windows 2000, only 

So much for interoperability!

Bruno Voisin
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