[OS X TeX] Fwd: [Macusergroup] Anyone Using LaTex on OS X? (font issues)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Jun 25 17:20:52 EDT 2007

Le 25 juin 07 à 22:45, Jason Davies a écrit :

> can anyone help with this? I've suggested he join this group for  
> more support.
> ====== Forwarded Message ======
> Date: 25/6/07 19:07
> Received: 25/6/07 19:07 +0100
> From:
> To:
> I took a quick course on LaTex/BibTex last week and thought: what a  
> great way to manage my thesis, as long as I can get the fonts that  
> I like to use installed (in a previous career I dabbled in graphic  
> design).
> Famous last words... four hours later, after working my way through  
> this document:
> http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/fonttutorial-current.html
> I am completely, and utterly stumped on how to get my LWFN fonts  
> converted and installed for use by Tex. Here's what I've done (and  
> this is where I'm hoping someone might be able to give me a hand):
> 1. Let's say that I have a font file called CanPhotog (type is LWFN  
> [i.e. Type 1 PostScript])
> [...]

The easy way (provided you don't use special LaTeX packages relying  
on PostScript, like pstricks), avoiding having to resort to what's  
described in the tutorial:

- Use XeLaTeX (TeXShop includes engines for this) instead of standard  

- Call the fontspec package in the preamble. Something like:


This avoids having to perform any preprocessing (like the creation of  
PFB, TFM files and the like). But, because this is no longer standard  
LaTeX, you may experience additional difficulties in case you want to  
include math formulas and the like. Nothing than can't be fixed, though.

Bruno Voisin

------------------------- Helpful Info -------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
List Reminders & Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list