[OS X TeX] Good bye!

Arno Kruse arnokruse at macnews.de
Sun Jan 30 07:20:08 EST 2005

A parting word:
Bora: I accurately followed the instructions, but it does not work.
Lucida: I accurately followed the instructions, it works, but it is 
impossible for me to get the Euro-Symbol.
Myriad: Does not work.
Cairo: Works (thanks to Bruno), but only in a complicated way.
Other fonts I tried to install: No one works. No one!

During the last six weeks I have tried intensively to learn the way TeX 
works with fonts. I studied
Brunos abstract (very helpful and well written),
The LaTeX Companion
and many more,
visited hundreds of websides,
tried out fontforge, otftoftm and similar programs,
dreamed of .sty, .map, Map, .fd (or was it .df?), enable --mapMapMAP 
omlwrcm.fd, wrtnuioß94öäpügrrrr! and waked up bathed in sweat.

The result: I have invested much more than 40 hours, and nearly nothing 

Conclusio for me: TeX has wonderful advantages, but as long as it is 
impossible (for me) to use fonts beyond those installed by i-Installer, 
I give up (and shall use Pages). Math I shall write in LaTeX and 
include the pdf-files (or use a better way).
Concerning fonts,TeX behaves like a program written in Stone Ages.

Thanks to all the friendly and competent members of this list, they 
have helped me a lot, but the result is a desaster nevertheless.
Should a version of Textures appear working with OS X, I shall be back 
Should a genius write a program that enables a "normal" user to use 
common fonts, I shall be back immediately.

If anyone is interested to buy my license of BBEdit (I have bought it 
some weeks ago to write my LaTeX files, now I do not need it any 
longer), he can get it to half the price (educational version, about 60 

Thanks again to all

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