Re: Outline font? HelveticaO?
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- Subject: [mg15367] Re: Outline font? HelveticaO?
- From: Selwyn Hollis <shollis at peachnet.campuscw.net>
- 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 OS? 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 at http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex or http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/font/compmod-demo.hqx http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/text/tex/faux-tex-demo.hqx 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 stanford.edu appreciated) -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Selwyn Hollis Associate Professor of Mathematics Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah, GA 31419 USA <http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis/> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~