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

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Oct 29 16:38:35 EDT 2007

Le 29 oct. 07 à 16:24, Guill. Moreno-Socias a écrit :

>   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.

A procedure is described at


It's partially outdated, but the adaptation to present-day TeXLive  
shouldn't be too difficult. Regarding the conversion to .pfb and .afm,  
see especially


That said, with the advent of XeTeX (and Textures soon) there is  
really little incentive to go along this route any longer, apart from:

- being a purist,

- being a masochist,

- needing LaTeX packages for which no XeTeX supports exists yet,

- needing sophisticated math font trickery for which XeTeX is not yet  
well suited.

Bruno Voisin
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