[OS X TeX] Mac Font Problem with Pdflatex

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at web.DE
Sun Aug 13 17:10:28 EDT 2006

Am 13.08.2006 um 22:42 schrieb Mark Eli Kalderon:

> Thanks, Pete. there is no truetype/ directory under /usr/local/ 
> teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex/fonts/ the only directories are adobe/ afm/  
> enc/ map/ tfm/ type1/ and vf/. kpsewhich can't find  
> HoeflerText.ttf. I couldn't find it either using locate even after  
> updating the locate database.

OK, so it's rather likely that you do not have them converted yet.  
Besides Fondu, FontForge is another pre-requisite for the conversion  
(fondu extracts if necessary out of the resource fork, fontforge  
converts from OT to TT).

Then try to open i-Installer. Maybe you need to switch to expert mode!
In "Configure Only" you should be asked whether you want the Mac  
fonts be converted for use in TeX. I get them converted every time I  
launch i-Installer ...

If still no success, then you definitely need to make sure that  
fontforge is found in /usr/local/bin. If you installed it somewhere  
else, you can create a symbolic link /usr/local/bin/fontforge that  
points to the right binary. I think the same needs to be true for  
fondu. So check this one also. If you don't have it installed now  
FontForge can be installed with i-Installer – into the right directory!

If even then no success, you might need TeX and LaTeX i-Packages from  
the *Experimental* directory ... could be finally them have the  
FontForge scripts to convert OTF to TTF.



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