[OS X TeX] Good bye!

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Sun Jan 30 07:26:33 EST 2005

On 30.01.2005, at 13:20, Arno Kruse wrote:

> 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),
> fontinstallationguide,
> 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 runs.
> 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 
> immediately.
> Should a genius write a program that enables a "normal" user to use 
> common fonts, I shall be back immediately.

Have you tried XeTeX?

Simon Spiegel
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