[OS X TeX] Necessary i-Packages for gwTeX Install

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jan 20 16:31:24 EST 2006

On Jan 20, 2006, at 3:18 PM, Bastian Philipps wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> as I had to format my system, I am now about to install gwTeX again.
> While contemplating Gerben's reports on the problems in  
> ImageMagick, I came to think that do not really need ImageMagick as  
> I do my image manipulation in Photoshop. Or are there any hidden  
> features necessary for TeX in ImageMagick I missed?
> So starting from the TeXShop advised list of packages and taking  
> into account that I want to use Latin Modern as well as those new  
> Mac fonts, I assume that those are the packages I would need:
>     * FreeType 2
>     * Ghostscript 8
>     * FontForge
>     * Fondu Mac Font Tools
>     * TeX
>     * CM-Super
> Am I right?
> Thanks for the help
> Greetings
> Bastian


If you use FontForge, etc., within X-11 make sure that X-11 is  
installed BEFORE you do these installs.

If you ever use the epstopdf package (for using eps figures with  
pdflatex) or other converters I'd suggest the ImageMagick package  
too. The only ``problem'' left with it the inability to convert wmv  
files; how many of those do you use? I've also put together a tiny  
tiftopng package to convert tif files to png which are readable by  
pdflatex too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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