[OS X TeX] Re: Using old Adobe PS (Type 1) fonts

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Oct 29 11:46:29 EDT 2007

At 4:24 PM +0100 10/29/07, Guill. Moreno-Socias wrote:
>    Hello.
>    I want to use the font Bodoni in plain TeX.  I have the files
>which are PostScript Type 1 outline fonts and
>which is a font suitcase, all of them dating back to 1997.
>    I do not have the AFM files, and I have been unable to find them.
>    I have TeXLive-2007 installed on MacOSX 10.4.10.
>    Could you please tell me how to proceed?  I searched the archives
>without any luck.
>     Thanks in advance.

By far the easiest approach would be to use XeTeX 
(and associated packages like fontspec), which 
allows you to access any of your Mac installed 
fonts (i.e. anything in /Library/Fonts) with TeX. 
Otherwise you're in for a long and complicated 
process of creating the relevant files for TeX to 


Alan Munn 
amunn at msu.edu
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and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages   Fax.  +1-517-432-2736
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824      Tel.  +1-517-355-7491

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