[OS X TeX] Using Gentium in LaTeX

Stephen Anderson stephen.anderson at yale.edu
Tue Sep 12 12:45:53 EDT 2006

On Sat, 2 Sep 2006 20:05:47 +0200, "Peter Dyballa"  
<Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> said:

>  I think Michael Zedler build some beta version via
> converting Gentium vom TTF to OTF:
>>> I used fontforge to convert to otf, including simplify+autohint; the
>>> quality of the hinting really surprised me (the positive way). Then
>>> otftotfm did the rest. Overall: 5 minutes per encoding (anyone got
>>> t3/t4
>>> enc files?). No need to mess around with 8r and the like.
>> I've put Gentium LaTeX support on
>> http://www.hft.ei.tum.de/mz/ggn.tar.bz2. T1, TS1, LY1, T3, T5, T2x,
>> X2,
>> OT2, LGR encodings covered. No math, T3 needs a thorough revision  
>> from
>> somebody familiar with TIPA.

This is very tantalizing, but a little more information would be  
useful.  I picked up the package above, and it contains no ReadMe  
file.  I put the various files (*.pfb, *.enc, *.tfm, etc.) in  
directories under /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local but I would  
appreciate some more tips (a) to confirm that I put them in the right  
places; (b) to update the font mappings to make them available [a  
most vexed issue in recent times, one on which I have made more than  
my share of mistakes already]; and (c) to allow me to use the various  
characters (especially the phonetic ones) in LaTeX.  Since I'm fairly  
familiar with TIPA I might be able to help with the T3 issue above,  
if someone will tell me what needs doing.


Steve Anderson

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