[OS X TeX] Initials - fonts

George Ghio gghi at bordernet.com.au
Wed Jul 15 20:13:14 EDT 2009

On 16/07/2009, at 12:49 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

>
> On Jul 15, 2009, at 12:32 AM, George Ghio wrote:
>
>>
>> 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
>
> \documentclass[11pt]{article}
> \input Acorn.fd
> \font\Acorn Acorn at 22pt
> \usepackage{lettrine}
>
> \begin{document}
> \lettrine[lines=2, lraise=0.08, findent=0.2em, nindent=0em]
> {\Acorn{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. History cannot end, it can evolve or change
> directions but as long as man is on earth, history will exist.
> Admittedly, a social epoch' was coming to an end and with it, a
> change in conventions, especially those referred to as artistic''.
> \end{document}

Michael

Sweet. Thank you for your help.

George L Ghio
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