[OS X TeX] (Off topic?) A problem with the Latin Modern Opentype fonts

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Jul 9 08:04:50 EDT 2008

Le 9 juil. 08 à 13:46, Franck Pastor a écrit :

>> Thus it seems GUI applications are applying different heuristics  
>> for grouping .otf font files into families, fonts and styles, and  
>> some are more successful than others.
>> BTW, you'll see the NeoOffice output contains actually Latin Modern  
>> 10 regular and italic only, both scaled to 12 points.
> How could you notice that?
>> BTW2: thanks for pointing out that TextEdit can open .odt files.  
>> Thus it seems Apple has built into OS X some Open Document Format  
>> capabilities. Interesting...
> Sorry, but I never pointed that out :-) Actually, I don't know  
> anything about that… I only made test files after the installation  
> of the LM OTF fotns, that is to say two different (short) document,  
> one for each (TextEdit and NeoOffice) and then noticed their behavior…

First, it really seems TextEdit reads .odt files. Don't know why, but  
it works.

Second, here's how to verify the Latin Modern 12 fonts in a NeoOffice  
document are actually 10 pt fonts scaled to 12 pt:

- Open the .odt file in TextEdit then use the font panel (Cmd-T).

- Or export to PDF from NeoOffice, then open the PDF in Adobe Reader  
and use Properties (Cm-D). Or, if you've installed the xpdf tools, use  
the pdffonts command-line utility.

Here's for example the pdffonts output for NeoOffice (first) and Word  
2008 (second):

$ pdffonts /Users/bvoisin/Desktop/LM\ test.pdf
name                                 type              emb sub uni  
object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- ---  
BAAAAA+LMRoman10-Regular             Type 1C           yes yes no       
10  0
CAAAAA+LMRoman10-Italic              Type 1C           yes yes  
no       5  0

$ pdffonts /Users/bvoisin/Desktop/LM\ Test\ Word.pdf
name                                 type              emb sub uni  
object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- ---  
LARAJG+LMRoman12-Regular             Type 1C           yes yes  
no       8  0
PAUAQT+LMRoman12-Italic              Type 1C           yes yes  
no       9  0

Bruno Voisin

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