[OS X TeX] Using OTF-fonts for TeX

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu May 11 01:23:21 EDT 2006

Le 11 mai 06 à 01:05, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> Do you know of the LCDF typetools? http://www.lcdf.org/type/
> Here is a description: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~jowens/code/ 
> otftex_install/

As mentioned there, an alternative is the TeX derivative called XeTeX  
<http://scripts.sil.org/xetex>, which uses OpenType fonts (and AAT  
fonts, for that matter) directly and is presently available for both  
Mac OS X and Linux. Just to get you hooked:

- The most recent presentation of XeTeX <http://scripts.sil.org/cms/ 

- The documentation for the (highly recommended) fontspec package,  
providing a transparent LaTeX interface to all the OT and AAT font  
features <http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/getFile.py?fn=/macros/xetex/ 

There are still compatibility issues at this stage with standard TeX  
output, but things are evolving quickly. An entry to the world of  
XeTeX: the dedicated mailing list <http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/ 

Hope this helps,

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