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Re: [vox-tech] gimp/latex and fonts

# Re: [vox-tech] gimp/latex and fonts

Here's some more information, but the problem remains open.

I think the fonts in /usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1/bluesky/euler are
pretty close to what one would get with \mathcal, and these are .pfb
(this is according to "Math into latex" by Gratzer--an excellent book).
However, I think more work is needed to get them recognized by xfs.
The procedure described by Mark did not work for me (copying the
.pfb files into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 and restarting xfs).

I seem to recall that a better way to do it is to edit /etc/X11/fs/config:
add the .../euler directory to the list, and restart xfs.  However, this
does not work either, and I think the reason is that the "fonts.dir"
file in .../euler is not accurate and xfs does not pick up the new fonts.

shawn.

On Friday 29 March 2002 09:19 am, you wrote:
> All of LaTeX's fonts are in /usr/share/texmf/fonts if it's installed in
> the standard path.  Hopefully the font you want is in Type1 format (.pfb
> or .pfa).  Look for it, and put it in X's font path, probably
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1.  Rehash the fontlist (I don't remember how
> -- just restart xfs at the worst case, I suppose).
>
> Isn't the font used in \mathcal similar to one of the fancy fonts
> (Corsica?) included with Gimp?
>
> -Mark
>
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > is there any way of getting access to latex fonts via gimp?
> >
> > specifically, i get a nice math font suitable for algebraic topology in
> > latex using \mathcal{}.
> >
> > i'd like to be able to use this font in the gimp.
> >
> >
> > anyone?
> >
> > pete
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