[OS X TeX] Is it possible to use Arial fonts in plain TeX using TeXShop?
amunn at gmx.com
Mon Oct 28 10:06:45 EDT 2013
If you’re willing to use XeTeX, it’s quite simple:
(Compile with plain XeTeX engine:)
\arial Some text in Arial
See the xetex documentation for more details on font selection.
Alternatively there are the urw-arial fonts which can be installed by doing:
in the terminal.
On Oct 28, 2013, at 5:57 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.de> wrote:
> Am 28.10.2013 um 04:22 schrieb Mark London:
>> Hi - Is it possible to use Arial fonts in plain TeX (not LaTeX) using TeXShop?
> Possibly… (*I* would shy away from the effort to make such an ugly font available in plain TeX.)
> First you need the font files. You might need to convert them into a format that TeX understands, can handle.
> Second you would need to create TFM files from the fonts.
> Third you would need to write a possible extension for TeX that would allow it use Arial font files in PostScript, TrueType, or OpenType format.
> Fourth you would need to change the plain TeX format file that Arial is used as text font instead of Computer Modern.
> Or do you want to use a different font, Arial, in TeXShop only to *display* the plain TeX source code?
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