[OS X TeX] Re: ttf installation on Mac OS X

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sun Jun 18 10:35:19 EDT 2006

Le 14 juin 06 à 19:58, Carbonara, Joaquin a écrit :

> I am so sorry to bother, but would you have a link to
> your script referred to in the web page
> "Installing Fonts for LATEX on OS X"
> named tt2tex?


ttf2tex is not a script that I wrote, but one that is merely  
referenced in the tutorial <http://tug.org/mactex/fonts/fonttutorial- 
current.html> which I wrote originally and which is now maintained by  
Bob Kerstetter (see the link "Send comments, questions and  
suggestions" at the end of the tutorial for Bob's address).

In the tutorial, the URL for ttf2tex is erroneous. Googling for  
ttf2tex carries to the TeX FAQ page <http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/ 
help/Catalogue/entries/ttf2tex.html>, telling that ttf2tex is  
apparently dead. It can still be found on CTAN in the obsolete  
territory <http://www.tug.org/tex-archive/obsolete/support/ttf2tex/>.

A suggestion: give a look at XeTeX, a wonderful innovative piece of  
software that reads and uses the OS-installed fonts directly. It  
originated on OS X, and exists now in Alpha or Beta versions (now  
sure what the difference is) on Linux and Windows. Other innovations  
in XeTeX are a Unicode design from the start, and vertical or  
horizontal typesetting, etc. See <http://scripts.sil.org/xetex> and  

Also, I am sorry to have to insist on this, but *please* refrain from  
contacting me personally. For questions or comments on the use of TeX  
on OS X, please contact the OS X TeX list instead, at <http:// 
www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/main.shtml#Mailinglist>. You might see me  
there, but possibly not, depending on the amount of time I can devote  
to TeX matters. For questions or comments on the font tutorial,  
please contact the current maintainer (Bob Kerstetter) instead. For  
example, I have been away for a week and couldn't answer your  
question; on the OS X TeX list, the answer would have been immediate.


Bruno Voisin

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