[OS X TeX] Adding a font

Alan Curtis acurtis at ieee.org
Fri Mar 25 09:28:27 EST 2005

On Mar 24, 2005, at 9:25 PM, Jeff Genung wrote:

> 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
> locations.
> 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?

Was this one of the sites you used for instructions?


It worked for me.


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