[OS X TeX] Adding a font
maine at searust.com
Thu Mar 24 21:25:45 EST 2005
I have now spend almost 20 hours attempting to add Adobe Garamond to my
teTeX files. I have created the AFM, the BDF (whatever that is), the FD, the
PFB, The TFM, and The VF files for my Adobe garamond. I have named them
following the Berry method, and I believe I have placed them in the correct
To get this far I have used 430 sheets of paper printing "manuals" and
"instructions" NONE of which I was able to follow step by step to get to
this point. Each set of instructions seemed to leave off a step, add in
extraneous and or useless information, or include steps that I was unable to
understand or be able to follow.
My question is thus. Is there a place that I can download the files that I
need to either do this or complete this? I have found the website of Walter
Schmidt and he had some of the Adobe fonts but not all of them. I am going
to give up on the garamond installation because I am frankly sick of it. I
would however like to try with a font that includes a single face like the
wood type or copperplate.
I own a copy of the Adobe font folio 8.0, so I have the fonts, and I
downloaded from Adobe the AFM files and I learned how to use Fondu to create
the PFB and other files, but honestly, I am a historian, and want to be able
to use my tools rather than fighting with them.
I found a file called Adobe.map in my tetex installation. Do I need to do
another .map file for each font I install or will that file take care of any
Adobe font if I put all the bits of it in the right place? Are there any
instructions that are "correct" for making a .sty file? I have 3 different
instructions and each are different. Then I have one that says to look at
other .sty files for "inspiration"---(yeah right).
Some of the instructions point to either CTAN or to YandY for the Adobe
files I need but neither seem to have them anymore. Is there a reason for
this? doe someone have them hidden somewhere?
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