long day, {04jun10}

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Sat Jun 5 21:08:40 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 11:47:15AM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 11:17:37PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> > guys,
> > 
> > esp'ly tex wizards, is there a tex version of georgia?  [[i know,
> > i know, somebody created this typefae for microwit.copr,
> > everybody favorite company.  company, corp, or human being.]]
> > notwithstanding, i like it for printed material.  it is small,
> > even a very smaall pt-sized like 10pt, and easy on the eye.
> > since i was pointed at some of the better serif for for text,
> > i've checked out every one.  compared them to georgia; it tops my
> > best list.  
> Download and install the 'winfonts' package from CTAN:
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/winfonts/ 
> Installation instructions are for windoze unfortunately. Unpack the zipfile in
> the appropriate directory (for my TeXLive it would be in
> /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-var/, don't know about teTeX). If necessary,
> download the fonts from http://sourceforge.net/projects/corefonts/files/
> copy the truetype fonts to the appropriate directory
> (/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-var/fonts/truetype for my TeXLive install).
> Run mktexlsr. Now add winfonts.map to your updmap.cfg file, and run updmap.
> You should then be able to use the fonts with \usepackage{winfonts}.

	super!  --it isn't critical that i use georigia, just
	something as size-efficient.  i just found TUG FOr North
	America, FWIW.... :_)

> > i was up past 03:00 this morning messing with things tex.
> > ---cannot find xetex, btw, nor xelatex.  so that is a  2nd qstn:
> > do we have a ports directory where the tex stuff is located?
> The TeX in ports is outdated and abandoned upstream. Install TeXLive instead.

	yup, there is a tkxmlive port in ports/textproc.  more to the
	point, i found a slew of texlive stuff hosts on google.

> > finally, is there any font+tex site =and= mailing list that the
> > tex wizards onlist know of?
> Your local TeX User Group will probably have a mailing list.

	well, i got thrown off my your 'local' prefix until i
	realized that the latin[12] world might be local to most of
	those on this list.  but there are dozens of other families.

	thanks muchly.


> Roland
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