[OS X TeX] Turning mtpro2 fonts into mac fonts

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Tue Dec 5 18:21:37 EST 2006

Some time ago, I bought the mtpro2 fonts from pctex  and I installed  
them on my mMacintosh.

Now, I have the following problem: I want the lettering in the  
illustrations identical with the one in text. So, I usually typeset  
my LaTeX file into pdf, then I open the pdf file with Adobe  
Illustrator, and I have only to copy-past the formulas from the pdf  
file into my illustrations.

In fact, I used to proceed in this manner with Textures and Postcript  
CMR (and alike) fonts.

Unfortunately, this cannot work with the mtpro2 fonts, I get messages  
like the following one: "MT2HRBT is lacking. It will be  
substituted..." (translated from the French). I suppose that I should  
install Macintosh versions of the mtpro2 fonts into Library/Fonts. I  
tried with the .pfb and .pfm files sent by pctex, but it didn't work.  
I think I should make genuine macintosh fonts from these files. Is  
there an easy way to do that? (I could not understand what exactly  
FontForge can do, and how it does it.)

André Bellaïche

P.S. I have also tried the same with Fourier fonts. I get no error  
message since the Fourier fonts are in Library/Fonts (I cannot  
remember how they managed to get there, but this is a fact: there are  
16 Fourier font suitcases and 15 Fourier Postscript type 1 outline  
fonts in this directory), but there is a coding problem.

An = sign typed into the file appears as an = sign when the pdf file  
is viewed with Acrobat, and as a \Downarrow symbol when the pdf file  
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