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Fonts and TeX: Basic Concepts and Usage
In principle, TeX can use any font for which it has
metrics (character widths, kerning, etc.), and
shapes ( generally PostScript Type 1 or TrueType or OpenType )...


The LaTeX Font Catalogue   (Palle Jørgensen)
Displays all free fonts available for easy use with LaTeX, and how to use them.


The beauty of LaTeX
Dario Taraborelli   2008-05-30

About Installing Lucida and MathTime Fonts
Bruno Voisin, January 17, 2007
About Embedding Fonts in PDF Files Produced by TeXShop
Richard Koch, Univerisity of Oregon
Mac OS X Fonts in pdfTeX
Gerben C. Th. Wierda, Thomas A. Schmitz and Adam T. Lindsay
The PracTeX Journal, [2006-1]
An exploration of the Latin Modern Fonts
Will Robertson
The PracTeX Journal, [2006-1]
Font selection in LaTeX: The most frequently asked questions
Walter Schmidt
The PracTeX Journal, [2006-1]
A Survey of Free Math Fonts for TeX and LaTeX (pdf)
Stephen G. Hartke, May 31, 2006
Tekton Informal Math (tgz)
Gary Gray, October 30, 2005
Handwriting Style Mathematical Formula for Keynote Blackboard Theme Discussion
Search the MacOSX TeX Archives
LaTeX Fonts Tutorial (Mac OS X) - 29 January 2004
Installing fonts to use with LaTeX
Bruno Voisin (with help from Bob Kerstetter),

- Tutorial Update: July 4, 2006

Note from Bruno (2006-06-18):

In the tutorial, the URL for ttf2tex is erroneous. Googling for ttf2tex carries to the TeX FAQ page, telling that ttf2tex is apparently dead.

Suggestion: take a look at XeTeX, a wonderful innovative piece of software that reads and uses the OS-installed fonts directly. It originated on OS X, and exists now in Alpha or Beta versions (now sure what the difference is) on Linux and Windows. Other innovations in XeTeX are a Unicode design from the start, and vertical or horizontal typesetting, etc.

Send comments, questions and suggestions
to the address at the end of the tutorial:   bkerstetter (at) mac (dot) com

LaTeX Preamble - Font Choices
Will Robertson   2004-08-24

Using common PostScript fonts with LaTeX (psnfss2e.pdf)
Walter Schmidt, PSNFSS version 9.2, 2004-09-15
fonts - Installing fonts in LaTeX: a user's experience
Ferdy Hanssen, MAPS, Najaar 2003
Essential NFSS2, version 2
Sebastian Rahtz, TUGboat, Volume 14(2), 1993


XeTeX: Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms
Jonathan Kew

The beauty of LaTeX
Dario Taraborelli   2008-05-30
Typesetting your academic CV in LaTeX
Dario Taraborelli   2008-02-15

fontspec: An automatic interface to feature-rich fonts in XeLaTeX
(Release Notes) Will Robertson   2006-06-10
"Extras" for LaTeX users of XeTeX
(Release Notes) Will Robertson   2006-06-10
Advanced font features with XeTeX -- the fontspec package
Will Robertson   [Intermediate -- accessing built-in XeTeX fonts from LaTeX]
TUGboat Volumer 26(3) [2005], Contents