Can someone provide support?

Ulrik Vieth
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 16:59:39 -0400

Thierry Bouche wrote:

> Concernant =AB Can someone provide support? =BB, Max Keilbach =E9crit :
> > Dear members of the fontinst-list,
> >
> > I should need some suport for a task that's possibly rather simple
> > for a fontinst wizard. I'd like to typeset my PhD-thesis in Adobe
> > Garamond using OzTeX on my Mac

> Hi,

> I can't do better than redirect you to my paper in TUGBoat (19/2,
> p.~121-134) unless you prefer the MAPS reprint, or the french
> version (avalaible from,
> cahier 25)...

> In the first place, I don't know of a math symbol font that would do
> it well with agaramond... MathTime/Mathematica/MathPi are too bold,
> CM too odd. Already, there is not an obvious choice for a good greek
> for AG...

I typeset my PhD thesis last year using some other Garamond for 
the text combined with MathTime (i.e. Times Italic) for the maths.  
Certainly not ideal, but workable, if you don't look too closely.

I do recall that I once tried to make a Garamondish mathptm with
fontinst, but it soon became apparent that quite a lot of tuning
would have been needed to adjust the Garamond Italic letters for
proper use in math mode, but I didn't have enough time back then
to investigate that further.

Cheers, Ulrik.

P.S.  Looking at Alan Hoenig's book ("TeX Unbound" at p.326 and p.331,
you can find some examples of Adobe Garamond + MathTime or Euler.
In particular, the Euler version has a rather intersting touch.