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Re: Outline font? HelveticaO?

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  • Subject: [mg15367] Re: Outline font? HelveticaO?
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <shollis at>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 23:58:23 -0500
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Just a couple of comments...

Isn't Helvetica (TrueType) one of the basic fonts that come with the Mac

Are you aware that you can download the PostScript versions of the TeX
fonts for free from Bluesky? I don't think Helvetica is part of that
set, but the Computer Modern Sans Serif Bold (CMSSBX) font might be to
you liking.

Another thing that may interest you is a shareware collection of
standard Mac fonts based on TeX's Computer Modern family, available as
either PostScript and TrueType. And they work great with
Mathematica---especially for equations and such. You can download demos


AES wrote:

> I want to print some text, actually in Mathematica, in a fat "blocky"
> outline font, preferably black outline and adjustable color.
> Running TeX on my Mac using Textures I can find in the "Show Fonts" menu
> item a suitable font labelled "HelveticaO" (that's "oh", presumably for
> outline) and it works, i.e. typesets some text with just what I want.
> But I can't find a corresponding "HelveticaO" font anywhere in the
> suitcases anywhere on my Mac.
> I'm working on printing the desired text from TeX to an EPS file and
> bringing that into the Mac notebook. But:
> a)  Is there a way to find the font itself, and make it known to
> Mathematica?
> b)  Does Mathematica provide anything like the "Outline" capability that
> Mac WP applications seem to have for almost any font?
> (CC of any replies to siegman at appreciated)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Selwyn Hollis
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Savannah, GA 31419 USA

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