[OS X TeX] newcomer: TexTures info
bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jan 23 12:07:58 EST 2007
Le 23 janv. 07 à 16:58, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
> Am 23.01.2007 um 16:17 schrieb paolo caravani:
>> QUESTION: what fonts what folders and where should be created
>> to have decent operation?
> Can you switch off (comment) all font loading commands to see that
> you do not need anything special?
> Probably Lucida fonts are used. Bruno Voisin recently wrote a large
> mail on how to install the fonts in a modern TeX system. You can
> find it in the archive. The fonts can be purchased at TUG, I think.
No, the fonts used in that document are the Palatino fonts called
through their Textures built-in metrics (with names Palatino,
PalatinoI, PalatinoB and PalatinoBI).
Typesets fine here. See screenshot <http://homepage.mac.com/
bvoisin/.cv/bvoisin/Sites/.Public/Flowers.png-zip.zip>, with Classic
and OS X Textures side-by-side.
What I did:
- Create a folder /Library/Application Support/Textures/Inputs/, put
inside an alias of the TeX Inputs folder of Classic Textures (for me
- Create similarly a folder /Library/Application Support/Textures/
Metrics/, put inside an alias of the TeX Fonts folder of Classic
That's it! In case you created custom formats, these go to /Library/
Using /Library/Application Support/Textures/ is one option, allowing
all users of your Mac to use Textures. Another option, the only one
mentioned in the Installation section of the Textures 2.2.0a page
<http://www.bluesky.com/news/220a.html>, is to use ~/Library/
Application Support/Textures/ (i.e. the same folder but inside your
home directory), which will make Textures work only from your user
For example, I put personal TeX and LaTeX input files inside ~/
Library/Application Support/Textures/Inputs/. For those using TeX
Live or gwTeX, this plays exactly the same role as ~/Library/texmf/tex/.
I must admit I feel happy to see there are still Textures users
around. When Textures 2.2.0a was released, I planned to start using
it regularly, to see how well it performed compared with the already
established OS TeX front-ends, namely TeXShop and iTeXMac. But, due
to the lack of the most basic editing functionalities (like search-
and-replace, go to line, block comment, ...) and to the lack of
support of virtual fonts, I had to give up.
That said, in the absence of any news about Textures since early
August 2006, after the sudden surge of visible activity in July 2006,
I'm feeling pessimistic again...
Hope this helps,
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