[OS X TeX] Vanilla LaTeX to XeLaTeX?

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Fri Oct 19 12:53:49 EDT 2007

On Oct 18, 2007, at 4:22 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Oct 18, 2007, at 3:45 PM, S P Suresh wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 19 October, at 1:03 , Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> 2) How compatible with the GNU Free Documentation License would  
>>> be the use of OS X fonts (presumably proprietary) via XeLaTeX?  
>>> (Of course, I should really ask the GNU people.)
>> Sorry, this is not an answer but a question. How compatible will  
>> the Computer Modern (or mathpazo, or mathtime) math fonts be with  
>> the OS X fonts that you will be using for text? I don't know what  
>> the effort involved is, and I also guess that people are working  
>> on it, but when XeLateX finally provides full math support, that  
>> will be the day!
> I second. This has now become my third question.
> 3) How compatible is Computer Modern—or whatever math font(s) it is  
> that I am currently but unwittingly using in my Vanilla LaTeX  
> installation?

Most fonts USUALLY give you the right to embed them in a document and  
distribute the document without restriction (see Lucida license  
http://www.pctex.com/files/managed/a/a2/EULA.txt).  Otherwise, what  
is the point of buying a font in the first place?  I wouldn't imagine  
that there should be any issues with the GNU document license, since  
that only refers to the content of the work, not the media on which  
it is distributed.

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