[NTG-context] Initial Font Installation Question (Mac)

David Wooten david.wooten at mac.com
Fri Feb 25 04:34:54 CET 2005


Thanks so much!
After a fair amount of tinkering & testing, I've got it worked out.
Regards,
David Wooten

On Feb 21, 2005, at 1:17 AM, Adam Lindsay wrote:

> Thomas A.Schmitz said this at Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:01:50 +0100:
>
>> Just a quick reply:
>>
>> having the afm is already very good. The file without an extension
>> looks suspiciously like a Mac font resource. Can you try running the
>> utility "fondu" on it (from the command line)? That will usually
>> produce the pfbs (very likely, there's more than one: roman, italics,
>> bold ...). Texfont, btw, can equally well work with truetype fonts, so
>> if you have a proper tryetype font with extension .ttf. you might as
>> well use this. texfont will produce a map entry that you will have to
>> modify a bit (so it points to a .ttf instead of the default .pfb), but
>> that's not too difficult. As to names: don't bother, ConTeXt is happy
>> with whatever name you throw at it.
>
> Only a couple things to add:
> When fondu generates the .pfb file, copy the .afm to share the new
> (probably longer) filename.
>
> Texfont on MacOSX trips on capital letter extensions: make sure they're
> uniformly lower case.
>
> If fondu fails you (it hasn't failed me yet), there's also t1unmac 
> (lcdf.org).
>
> And if texfont installation fails or inexplicably stalls, you might 
> need
> to go in and truncate long (255+ character) lines by manually editing 
> the
> text file. I've always found these to be comment/copyright lines, so
> you're not hurting anything by doing so.
>
> You lucky so-and-so for getting Andulka!
> adam



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