[OS X TeX] Nice, sans-serif condensed (non-bold) font?

Doug Fields dfields-macosx-tex-0205 at pexicom.com
Mon Mar 14 13:23:13 EST 2005

Hello all,

After spending a fair bit of time this morning dealing searching online 
and through the LaTeX Companions, I'm drawing a blank. I apologize if 
this is an inappropriate post, because I've noted similar things posted 
in the past (though, hopefully, not this exact query).

Is there a way (with G.W.'s i-Installer packages installed) to get a 
clean-looking, condensed, sans-serif font?

The closest things I've found are:


The first of which uses the semi-bold, condensed Computer Modern. It's 
almost what I want, but without the semi-bold. (It's also not my 
favorite font, but I care more about the right type of font than the 
particular font I use.) The second is Helvetica Narrow. The problem 
with this font seems to be that the "ex" height is greater than the 
regular fonts, despite the characters being more narrow, making text 
lines which mix fonts look very odd.

Too bad I can't just take the regular sans serif font and force it to 
be condensed on the fly (which probably wouldn't look that great, 
anyway). :)

Does anyone know a decent condensed font without bold and without 
having overly-tall lowercase characters ("ex" height)?

Also, I use these commands in the preamble:


This font is not used for the main document text, so no need to warn me 
about how terrible it will be to read. :)

There are about 3,273,991 fonts in /usr/local/teTeX, so I figure 
someone's encountered them. Does anyone know a way to LaTeX to generate 
a document of all installed fonts on the system?



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