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Re: Installing MinionMM for LaTeX


See http://www.lcdf.org/type/#mmtools for tools on how to make
interpolated (single master) fonts from MM fonts.

You'll still need to make TFMs (and possibly VFs) for use with
TeX.  But fontinst can used for this.  Or afm2tfm.  To get the
AFM files necessary for doing so, you can use the mmafm tool
from the above link.



On Tue, 6 Jul 1999, Professor Wei-Chau Xie wrote:

> Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 19:56:38 -0400
> From: Professor Wei-Chau Xie <xie@uwaterloo.ca>
> To: tex-fonts@math.utah.edu
> Cc: xie@uwaterloo.ca
> Subject: 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
> correctly.
> 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