[OS X TeX] font problem

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Feb 6 02:38:33 EST 2006

Le 6 févr. 06 à 07:54, Martin Costabel a écrit :

>> Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> On Feb 5, 2006, at 6:54 PM, KL Tah wrote:
>>>> How do I make an .fd file, or where would I get one?
>>>> The problem is that the .cls file is written by someone else and  
>>>> I'm just using the whole package as a template to create my  
>>>> poster, and it says in the header of the .cls file that I do  
>>>> need to have pstimes installed.
>>>> Also, do I need to have XeTeX installed for all this to work?
>>> I went looking for the pstimes.sty package but was unable to  
>>> locate it on CTAN or using TCOBrowser. What is supposed to be in it?
> Google shows a copy at <http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/accc/software/ 
> tex/miscfiles/pstimes.sty>
> CTAN is broken in this case: It has a file pstimesm.sty which has a  
> line
> \input pstimes.sty
> This cannot work, because pstimes.sty does not exist.

Both packages seem broken and obsolete: pstimesm.sty lives in the  
obsolete LaTeX 2.09 directory at CTAN, and builds upon pstimes.sty to  
add utilization of the MathTime fonts; pstimes.sty itself replaces  
the Computer Modern fonts by Times, Helvetica and Courier (no need of  
additional .fd file: the corresponding code is included in pstimes.sty).

However, pstimes.sty refers to a handful of metrics, such  
psmtimr.tfm, which are missing. Moreover, its functionality is now  
provided by the different packages in the psnfss collection included  
in gwTeX; see /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/latex/psnfss/ 
psnfss2e.pdf. Whence: don't use it!

You should get what pstimes.sty is supposed to provide (and more) by  


If the .cls file you're using doesn't reference pstimes.sty  
explicitly, just erase its call in your input file and add the above  
lines instead. If the .cls file does reference pstimes.sty  
explicitly, you should contact its author and report the problem.

Hope this helps,

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