[OS X TeX] Linotype Palatino

Michael Kubovy kubovy at virginia.edu
Wed Jun 6 19:32:59 EDT 2007

On Jun 6, 2007, at 6:02 PM, Aaron Jackson wrote:

> On Jun 6, 2007, at 4:52 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 6 juin 07 à 22:16, Michael Kubovy a écrit :
>>> I need to use Linotype Palatino in a grant application. I have  
>>> included
>>> \usepackage{palatinox}
>>> How can I be sure that I'm tyrpsetting with this font?
>>> The console says
>>> LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/Palatino-OsF/m/n' undefined
>>> (Font)              using `T1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 32.
>>> Does this mean that only a few of the shapes are missing or that  
>>> I'm not using the font at all. If the latter, how to fix? The  
>>> only fonts allowed are Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or  
>>> Georgia. For legibility and aesthetic reasons I'd rather not use  
>>> Arial or Helvetica for the body of the text.
>> Try using instead:
>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>> \usepackage{textcomp}
>> \usepackage{mathpazo}
>> This will use a public-domain Palatino clone for text, with  
>> characters taken from Symbol for maths. See the doc of the psnfss  
>> package psnfss2e.pdf, usually at /Library/TeX/Documentation/texmf- 
>> dist-doc/latex/psnfss/psnfss2e.pdf.
>> Specialists would see a difference with Linotype Palatino, but  
>> probably not the experts evaluating the grant application.  
>> Generally the specification of a given font is just here to ensure  
>> that all applicants are submitting proposals subject to the same  
>> length criteria (instead of having applicants submitting longer  
>> proposals using tighter fonts with smaller character sizes,  
>> smaller margins and smaller line spacing).
> This assumes that the OP is submitting a printed grant application,  
> which is less common these days.  Depending on how hard-ass the  
> evaluators are, this could be grounds to disqualify the grant  
> application, since a simple command-d or control-d in Acrobat  
> Reader will tell you what fonts are in the document.
> Do you have the commercial linotype fonts properly installed on you  
> computer in the first place?

Indeed the application will be submitted electronically. I suspect  
that they're not *that* clever, but I'd rather be on the safe side  
(to much work toi waste on a trivial matter).

AFAIK, I don't have the commercial Linotype fonts. I have several  
folders called Palatino. I have the following font files that contain  
palatino-*.afm files
Palatino ('FFIL' in .Library/Fonts)

Even though I've been using LaTeX for years, and am pretty good at  
it, I've always had a fear of the complexity of font use, and never  
explored this side of LaTeX. So here I had best be treated as a  
beginner. I've never even tried XeLaTeX. I would appreciate a guide  
for the perplexed.
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