[OS X TeX] TeX i-Package updated, Easy Mac font support for PDFTeX
paul.vickers at unn.ac.uk
Tue Dec 6 05:53:30 EST 2005
is this package still in the Experimental folder, or is it in your
regular TUG folder?
Gerben Wierda wrote:
> 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 available:
> 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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