[OS X TeX] Fourier as TrueType?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Aug 10 10:44:55 EDT 2005

Le 10 août 05 à 16:14, Michael S. Hanson a écrit :

>     Does anyone know of either: (1) an existing TrueType (or other  
> Cocoa-app compatible font format) version of the Fourier math fonts  
> that accompany the Utopia text font, or (2) an "idiot- 
> proof" ('cause when it comes to working with font tools, I'm pretty  
> hopeless) way to convert the Fourier fonts distributed with gwTeX  
> into said format?  (I'm assuming there is no licensing issue here  
> -- please correct me if I am mistaken.)

FontForge should do the job, though I've never managed to find the  
proper way to use it (exact choice of options when converting from  
one font format to another). i-Installer has an i-Package for it. It  
needs X11 to be installed (optional when installing OS X). Once both  
are installed, you may either:

- Launch FontForge from Terminal by typing:

     open-x11 fontforge

- Launch FontForge from X11 by typing, in the xterm window:


- Add a new item to X11's Applications menu, with:

     Name: FontForge
     Command: /usr/local/bin/fontforge

and then use this menu.

At install time, the TeX i-Package converts the PostScript Latin  
Modern fonts included in teTeX to OpenType format (in /Library/Fonts/ 
Latin Modern/) for use in OS X GUI applications, which seems to  
indicate the same conversion should be possible for the Fourier fonts  
as well.

You might try to contact Michel Bovani, the author of the Fourier-GUT  
fonts. His email address may be found at <http://www.gutenberg.eu.org/ 
distributions/macos/107-mac.html>, for example.

>     Thanks in advance!  (Someday I hope to anticipate these  
> requests rather than realizing what I need mere hours before a  
> deadline....)

Do you know this Calvin & Hobbes strip (that's Calvin & Hobbes  
playing in a sandbox and chatting, I don't remember the exact  
wording, I'll check at home):

- Calvin: I can't work except when I'm in the correct mood for it.
- Hobbes: What's this, then?
- Calvin: Last-minute panic!

Alas, too often do I experience the truth in this!

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