[OS X TeX] Finding out which fonts are used in a pdf

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 10 16:19:19 EST 2011


> Howdy,
> I use Adobe Reader for that purpose only! Well, that's not quite true. There are times when Preview/TeXShop/Skim (all use Apple's PDFKit framework) have a problem displaying some things and it's interesting to see if Adobe Reader renders things ``correctly.'' I say correctly only because I'll admit that, by definition, Adobe Reader is the gold standard by the inventor of PDF.
> PS: ``TeXShop Tips & Tricks'' use Utopia (via the fourier package) for the main serif font and Bera Sand and Bera Mono for the sanserif and monospace font, bot scaled at 0.85:
> \usepackage{fourier}
> \usepackage[scaled=0.85]{berasans}
> \usepackage[scaled=0.85]{beramono}
> which I think go together fairly well. The faked small caps by the fourier package looks rather bad to my eyes (if you purchase the Utopia Expert Fonts from Adobe the real small cap look good and the fourier package can use them --- but that cost some money) so the small caps that are occasionally use are really faked up by a macro.


I saw that with Adobe Reader on Windows.
Your pdf looks nice so I was curious for what you had used.
I may also have to get myself the Reader.


I'll try the xpdf command line tools tomorrow.



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