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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Mar 24 13:01:35 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.

This is legally not allowed. Which is why I put the question of using them

> 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.

But dvips does not. Anyway, creating converted fonts is probably not
allowed under the license they came with.


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