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Installing MinionMM for LaTeX

Dear Colleagues:

I have purchased Adobe MinionMM font and Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.0,
hoping that I could install MinionMM font for LaTeX. I have TeX Live 4
implementation of LaTeX on my system (Windows 95); all the files needed
for latex are in proper places and I could latex a sample file

To run dvips, I need pfb files, such as pmnr8a.pfb, as specified in
psfonts.map. The book "The LaTeX Graphics Companion" (p.406) says that
the Multiple Master fonts can be easily manipulated using Adobe Type
Manager, but does not offer any instructions. The MinionMM font that I
purchased from Adobe comes with two pfb files, i.e.,  ZGI_____.pfb and
ZGRG____.pfb, and some instance pss files. When I use Adobe Type Manager
to generate font instances, such as weight 415, width 535, and size 11
as suggested by "The LaTeX Graphic Companion", two files were created,
i.e., ZGRG_HY0.pfm and ZGRG_HY0.pss. These files work perfectly with
Windows applications such as Microsoft Word but cannot be used with
dvips (I have tried renamed the files).

My question is how to generate the pfb files that can be used by dvips
with Adobe Type Manager. I appreciate very much any instructions and
suggestions that you may offer me.

Best regards,

Wei-Chau Xie
Wei-Chau Xie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519)888-4567, ext.3988
Fax: (519)888-6197
E-mail: xie@uwaterloo.ca
Homepage: http://sunburn.uwaterloo.ca/~xie