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Installing MinionMM for LaTeX
Thank you Tom (Kacvinsky) very much for your reply. I have two problems
with your suggestions:
1. The MinionMM font that I purchased from Adobe (downloaded from
internet) came with only two pfb files and some pfm and pss files
(instance files). There are no afm files contrary to that noted in "The
LaTeX Graphics Companion" (p.406, "Multiple Master fonts comes with a
set of master afm files called AMFM). I think the product I obtained
from Adobe is genuine, since it works perfectly with Microsoft Word.
2. I have no access to UNIX system and a C++ compiler. I would not be
able to use mmafm or mmpfb tools.
As mentioned in the previous posting, the instance files created by
Adobe Type Manager are one pfm and one pss files.
With the pfm and pss files on hand, it seems to me that it is not
possible to generate pfb files even using the Y&Y Font Manipulation
Tools (in the list of the utilities on p.389 of "The LaTeX Graphics
Companion", there is no route that would take pfm or pss to pfb).
On p.406 of "The LaTeX Graphics Companion", it is noted that "For LaTeX
users, the second method (using the Adobe Type Manager) is the simplest,
since the end result is an afm file and the right fragment of PostScript
code (a "stub") to download with the font itself." What is a "stub" and
how to download? The pss files are shown as "PostScript Printer Stub"
on my Windows 95 system, but there is no mention of the pss files in the
book. Furthermore, the Adobe Type Manager did not create any afm files.
Am I missing some points or not using the Adobe Type Manager correctly.
It is also noted on p.406 of "The LaTeX Graphics Companion" that "If
LaTeX is being run in an environment with a previewer and/or printer
driver making use of ATM, this system is very convenient. The commercial
Windows TeX system from Y&Y fully supports and documents the
procedure,..." If I purchase the Y&Y TeX system, would I be able to use
MinionMM font as I do with Microsoft Word without all these setup and
file type conversions? Is this what the authors meant?
Thank you very much for your attention and reply.
Wei-Chau Xie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519)888-4567, ext.3988