[NTG-context] TeX i-Package updated,
Easy Mac font support for PDFTeX
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Dec 6 09:16:49 CET 2005
The TeX i-Package has been updated. It now contains support for
several Mac fonts using the gtamacfonts package. Both LaTeX and
ConTeXt are supported. Note: only PDFTeX (not TeX+dvips) is
supported. PS trickery like font expansion and pstricks is not
supported. This is all because of the formats of the fonts (truetype).
Apple ships the fonts packed in socalled "font suit cases". PDFTeX
can only use the fonts unpacked. To unpack them a tool called fondu
can be used. There is an i-Package for fondu. If fondu is installed
*before* TeX is installed, the TeX i-Package will automatically
unpack the Mac fonts in the right TeX directory. Note that
distributing the Apple fonts (packed or unpacked) is a breach of
copyright, hence I do not distribute the fonts and nor should you.
After installing fondu and TeX, you can us it like this:
To use these fonts with LaTeX, put e.g. the following in your file:
Such a style file will make Hoefler Text the serif (roman) text font
and Gill Sans the sans serif font. The following basic styles are
There are more. See the manual for details. For the same effect using
ConTeXt, enter e.g.:
Support for ConTeXt is better than support for LaTeX for the simple
reason that ConTeXt is more powerful.
Example documents and a manual can be found in the texmf.gwtex/doc/
fonts/gtamacfonts subdirectory. To get the manual you can type
"texdoc gtamacfonts" in a Terminal window. Also check out "texdoc
GTAHoeflerSymbols" in a Terminal window.
PS. I expect to do one more update with this with some changes to the
manual and such, but nothing fundamental.
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