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Re: New font installation

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  • Subject: [mg18845] Re: New font installation
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:57:45 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <7n671h$>
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In article <7n671h$gq4 at>, "DIAMOND Mark R" <gabrielle at> writes:

> I begin with what I think is the easiest question.
> I would like to be able to use (say in Mathematica's StyleForm command), the
> Computer Modern Postscript fonts that I already have  under (on a Windows
> machine) C:\Tex\... rather than \Program Files\Wolfram...
> Is it possible to do this, and if so, how?

This cannot be done in a normal Windows setup because the notebook front end
can access only those fonts that are supplied by the operating system itself.
Adobe Type Manager makes it possible to use Type 1 fonts in this manner, 
however.  Once it is installed and configured, all Type 1 fonts that you have
made available to ATM will be usable as fonts.
> The question is, perhaps more general, since I would like to be able to
> access the Wolfram fonts when I print TeX documents with dvips. My current
> setup leads dvips to complain about missing fonts. Ideally, I would like to
> have ALL postscript fonts in a single directory tree, accessible by any of
> the Adobe applications (photoshop etc) as well as by Mathematica and TeX.
> Are there any good references on how to go about this, if indeed it is
> possible.

To use the Type 1 Math fonts in a PostScript file generated by DVIPS, 
you will need to use Jens-Peer Kuska's Mathematica Virtual Fonts Package.
If you are a Mathematica 3.0 user, you can get this package from the 
General -> Utilities section of MathSource.  The package is bundled with
the Mathematica 4 CD-ROM in the directory:

ToFileName[{$TopDirectory, "SystemFiles", "IncludeFiles", "TeX"}]

The documentation for the pacakge is a LaTeX document.


If you would like a PostScript version of this file, you can contact
Technical Support.

Other applications that can use Type 1 fonts should have as part of 
their documentation a means of specifying where Type 1 fonts are on
your system.  You will need to consult the products' documentation 
to determine whether your goal is a feasible one.

P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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