# [OS X TeX] Initials - fonts

George Ghio gghi at bordernet.com.au
Wed Jul 15 03:32:22 EDT 2009

```On 15/07/2009, at 3:34 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

>
> On Jul 14, 2009, at 9:33 PM, George Ghio wrote:
>
>>
>> On 15/07/2009, at 11:07 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Jul 14, 2009, at 7:29 PM, George Ghio wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ah, I didn't. The installation was from Texlive08.
>>>> Let's make no bones about it, I use TeX but am a fair ways from
>>>> understanding it. I can find some of the files but it is hit and
>>>> miss. I really just don't understand the structure.
>>>>
>>>> Library/TeX/TeXmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/initials.
>>>>
>>>> Library/TeX/TeXmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/initials.
>>>>
>>>> It always seems that the person who writes the documentation
>>>> assumes that the reader already knows as much as the author.
>>>> (Sigh) Such is life.
>>>>
>>>> As far as I understand it I did a full install. I suppose the
>>>> first step is "Where should the files be?"
>>>>
>>>> Any help is gratefully accepted.
>>>>
>>>> George
>>>
>>>
>>> Howdy,
>>>
>>> 1)Installing in texmf-dist is discouraged since a re-install will
>>> overwrite the changes/additions. You should put the files in texmf-
>>> local (/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local).
>>>
>>> 2)Did you run `sudo texhash' after installing the files? [This
>>> lets TeX ``know'' the files exist.]
>>>
>>> 3)Where did you put the .map files and did you run `sudo -H updmap-
>>> sys --enable Map foo.map' for each of the map files (i.e., put the
>>> proper map name in for each map file in the initials fonts. [This
>>> tells latex how to use the fonts.]
>>>
>>> 4)What about the .sty and .fd files? Where did you put those?
>>>
>>> Good Luck,
>>>
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>>
>>>
>> 1) I used the installer. I use Tex as installed.
>>
>> 2) I have no idea how to do this. I wish I did, but, I don't.
>>
>> 3) The files were put wherever the installer put them.
>>
>> 4) The .sty and .fd  files are wherever the installer put them. I
>> have yet to find a .sty file for the Initials package, anywhere on
>> my computer or the www.
>>
>> Now then Herb. I appreciate that you have knowledge beyond my
>> ability. I do not know how to do what you know how to do.
>>
>> To date I have yet to find a simple guide for the use of TeX. All
>> the guides assume that one already knows what is being described.
>> Still I have managed to use TeX for my writing. I like TeX and I
>> like this group.
>>
>> Let us assume that the installer has placed all the files in
>> correct places. If I put - \usepackage{initials} - in the preamble
>> I get an error that says that - initials.sty - can't be found. So
>> is the - \usepackage{initials} - a correct command or are  -
>> initials - actually contained in a different package and the
>> command should be - \usepackage{???}.
>>
>> Many thanks for your time spent.
>>
>> George
> George,
>
> Initials is not a package---there is no file initials.sty. It is
> only a collection of fonts. If you have not already done so, get
> initials.zip from
>
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/initials/
>
> and uncompress it by double clicking on the downloaded file. This
>
> I'll  illustrate the process with one font---Acorn.
>
> 1. If it doesn't exists, create the folder
>
> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/tfm/initials
>
> and copy Acorns.tfm to that folder.
>
> Eg, in a Terminal window,
>
> cp Acorn.tfm ~/Library/texmf/fonts/tfm/Initials/
>
> 2. If it doesn't exists, create the folder
>
> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/type1/initials
>
> and copy Acorns.pfb to that folder.
>
> Eg, in a Terminal window,
>
> cp Acorn.pfb ~/Library/texmf/fonts/type1/Initials/
>
> 3. If it doesn't exists, create the folder
>
> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/initials
>
> and copy Acorns.map to that folder.
>
> Eg, in a Terminal window,
>
> cp Acorn.map ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/Initials/
>
> 4. If it doesn't exists, create the folder
>
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/initials
>
> and copy Acorns.fd to that folder.
>
> Eg, in a Terminal window,
>
> cp Acorn.fd ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/Initials/
>
> 5. Inform LaTeX about the new font. In a Terminal window
>
> updmap  --enable Map Acorn.map
>
> 6. Try to run LaTeX on the example file Acorn.tex. Note that it uses
> in the preamble only the line
>
> \input Acorn.fd
>
> The procedure above worked for me over a MacTeX 2008 installation.
>
> Michael
>
Hi Michael
Thank you for that. Not working just yet but I think I can do it. Of
course the \$64 question is how do I call Acorn for this:

\lettrine[lines=2, lraise=0.2, findent=0.2em, nindent=0em]{???{W}}{e
think of the} twentieth century as the beginning of a new period and
the ending of the old, but this is really a paradox of statements.

Where the target is the "W'" in {Acorn?{W}}{e think of the}

I love tex, it's better than a cross word for thinking.

George
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