[OS X TeX] Linotype Palatino

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Wed Jun 6 22:54:06 EDT 2007

On Jun 6, 2007, at 7:32 PM, Michael Kubovy wrote:

> 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 '{P|p}alatino'
> palatino-*.afm files
> palatino.tpm
> texnansi-urw-palatino.map
> ec-urw-palatino.map
> Palatino ('FFIL' in .Library/Fonts)

You would know if you had the fonts (you would have had to pay for  
them), plus you are missing the pfb files.  If you have time, then  
you can purchase the fonts, install the pfb files and everything  
should just work.

> 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.

I never use XeLaTeX, but just change the dropdown menu on Texshop  
from LaTeX to XeLaTeX.  Then all I did to change the font to  
Helvetica (from an example in fontspec documentation) was:


Testing 1 2 3...

Using Palatino doesn't seem to work on my computer though...

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