[OS X TeX] gtamacfonts ligatures: PDF searchability

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Mar 28 07:21:39 EST 2006

On Mar 27, 2006, at 8:35 PM, Robert Spence wrote:

> Is it possible to get PDF cut-and-paste plus searchability for the  
> ligatures in the gtamacfonts?

Using XeTeX instead would be the best option.

At a guess the gtamacfonts package converts the fonts in some way,  
munging the encoding which causes the difficulty you see --- this is  
just one of the reasons why I've been arguing against doing this  
since the subject first came up.

Here's that text copied and pasted from a .pdf made from TextEdit  
using HoeflerText w/ settings so as to produce the fl ligature:


If you want to use a Type 1 version of HoeflerText you should  
purchase the real thing from www.typography.com


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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