[OS X TeX] Re: Egyptian hieroglyphs and Babylonian cuneiform
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Aug 13 19:21:21 EDT 2008
Am 13.08.2008 um 22:55 schrieb John B. Thoo:
> Now, on CTAN is fonts/cun (Date 2007-09-15) for cuneiform, but I
> don't see a fonts/cun in my installation. Is that because I have
> TeX Live 2007 and not TeX Live 2008?
> Would installing TeX Live 2008 give me fonts/cun that, perhaps,
> would be just as easy to use as the hieroglf?
> Or can I simply download fonts/cun from CTAN and use them "out of
> the box" like hieroglf?
First I would check what Peter R. Wilson's two packages ugarite
(Ugaritic cuneiform, 'texdoc ugarite', 'texdoc tryugarite') and
oldprsn (old Persian cuneiform, 'texdoc oldprsn', 'texdoc
tryoldprsn') offer. They are based on PostScript fonts, which easily
scale in PDF and look smooth.
> The first line on that Web page reads, "This tutorial assumes that
> you have installed Gerben Wierda's distribution of teTEX and TEX
> Live for OS X, through i-Installer, and a front end to this
> distribution (like TEXShop, iTEXMac, OzTEX, CMacTEX or TEX
> Tools)." I'm using TeX Live from tug.org and do my typesetting in
> an XTerm window, so can I still try to follow the instructions on
> this Web page?
Yes, you can. You just would need to translate path names from teTeX/
gwTeX to TeX Live 2007.
> I will keep this in mind. However, at this time I would rather not
> have to become familiar with XeTeX (whatever that is, because I'm
> not very good at using what I currently have as it is) if I can get
> around it.
By keeping the encoding of the (La)TeX files as UTF-8 or UTF-16 you
can easily substitute the tex command with xetex and the latex
command with xelatex. To do some more you can read the fontspec
documentation (texdoc fontspec). There are one or two more things ...
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