[OS X TeX] [OT?] Font licenses (was: gtamacfonts ligatures: PDF searchability)
will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Mar 28 13:25:01 EST 2006
On Mar 28, 2006, at 12:21 PM, Robert Spence wrote:
(re: Apple bundling TeX w/ Mac OS X)
> "iTypeset", "iMath", "iKnuth" ... just trying to imagine some
> possibilities here ...
Well, back w/ NeXTstep it was ``TeXview.app'' the program on which
TeXshop was modelled.
There's also an entertaining story 'bout how the graphic calculator
was bundled w/ System 7 on http://www.folklore.org
> So the upshot is: if you've bought a recent Mac OS X and want to
> be able to use all its system fonts with TeX without losing quality
> or getting into any gray areas in terms of licensing issues, the
> best way is to phase out 8-bit-encoded Type 1 fonts with pdftex and
> push ahead with modern unicode fonts and XeTeX, is that it?
That's my take on it. YMMV, &c.
senior graphic designer
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