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

Guill. Moreno-Socias lists.gms at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 12:02:22 EDT 2007

On 10/29/07, Alan Munn <amunn at msu.edu> wrote:
> At 4:24 PM +0100 10/29/07, Guill. Moreno-Socias wrote:
> >    I want to use the font Bodoni in plain TeX.  I have the files
> >
> >Bodon
> >BodonBol
> >BodonBolIta
> >BodonIta
> >
> >which are PostScript Type 1 outline fonts and
> >
> >Bodoni
> >
> >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.
> 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
> use.

   Thank you very much, Alan.  I am going to learn how to use XeTeX.
What would you recommend as an introduction?

Guillermo Moreno-Socías

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