[tex-live] Fwd: [OS X TeX] Fonts

Jin-Hwan Cho chofchof at ktug.or.kr
Wed Mar 24 07:27:53 CET 2004

On Mar 24, 2004, at 2:58 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Now that TeX Live is (via multiple routes) more or less the TeX for 
> (potentially) millions of Apple users we run in the problem that using 
> Apples fonts inside TeX is a serious problem. Add to that the 
> restriction that conversion of the fonts (which are ttf/otf but inside 
> file buckets of some sort) is a no-go legally and you get my favourite 
> wish list item: direct use of Apple's type of system fonts in TeX 
> (both dvi/dvips and pdf)
> Would this be doable?

With the help of ttf2tfm and ttf2pk, it is possible to use the system
ttf/otf fonts in almost all DVI drivers, because the font format is
the bitmap PK.

If you want the outline ttf/otf fonts in DVI drivers, the DVI driver
should support this feature. As I know, DVIOUT (running under MS-Win
families) supports ttf directly, and DVIPDFMx supports both ttf and
otf directly.

Best, ChoF.
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