[OS X TeX] TeX i-Package updated, Easy Mac font support for PDFTeX

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Dec 6 03:16:49 EST 2005

The TeX i-Package has been updated. It now contains support for  
several Mac fonts using the gtamacfonts package. Both LaTeX and  
ConTeXt are supported. Note: only PDFTeX (not TeX+dvips) is  
supported. PS trickery like font expansion and pstricks is not  
supported. This is all because of the formats of the fonts (truetype).

Apple ships the fonts packed in socalled "font suit cases". PDFTeX  
can only use the fonts unpacked. To unpack them a tool called fondu  
can be used. There is an i-Package for fondu. If fondu is installed  
*before* TeX is installed, the TeX i-Package will automatically  
unpack the Mac fonts in the right TeX directory. Note that  
distributing the Apple fonts (packed or unpacked) is a breach of  
copyright, hence I do not distribute the fonts and nor should you.

After installing fondu and TeX, you can us it like this:

To use these fonts with LaTeX, put e.g. the following in your file:


Such a style file will make Hoefler Text the serif (roman) text font  
and Gill Sans the sans serif font. The following basic styles are  

There are more. See the manual for details. For the same effect using  
ConTeXt, enter e.g.:


Support for ConTeXt is better than support for LaTeX for the simple  
reason that ConTeXt is more powerful.

Example documents and a manual can be found in the texmf.gwtex/doc/ 
fonts/gtamacfonts subdirectory. To get the manual you can type  
"texdoc gtamacfonts" in a Terminal window. Also check out "texdoc  
GTAHoeflerSymbols" in a Terminal window.


PS. I expect to do one more update with this with some changes to the  
manual and such, but nothing fundamental.
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