[OS X TeX] Good bye!
will at guerilla.net.au
Sun Jan 30 07:42:07 EST 2005
On 30 Jan 2005, at 10:50 PM, Arno Kruse wrote:
> 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.
It is indeed antiquated. I never progressed very far once I realised
how much work it required. But that was before XeTeX: somehow I seem to
have missed your font adventures up until now and haven't had the
chance to loudly proclaim "if you want to use Mac OS X fonts in TeX,
you must use XeTeX -- it's the easiest thing in the world!".
> Should a genius write a program that enables a "normal" user to use
> common fonts, I shall be back immediately.
That is XeTeX, and Jonathan Kew is the genius. Visit
<scripts.sil.org/xetex> to read more, then install it with i-Installer.
Then visit the website again and go to the "Related Packages" page and
download the utf8accents package and the fontspec package.
Once they're installed (~/Library/tex/xetex/ should work fine), you can
write a minimal document like this:
My first XeLaTeX document, typeset in the Mac OS X font ``Hoefler
ANY font that is installed in Mac OS X may be accessed in a similar
manner. Best of luck!
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