[tex-live] Missing fonts in BasicTex for Mac

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 3 19:30:08 CET 2008

On Nov 29, 2008, at 8:43 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> On the mactex-support list we've had a couple of reports of problems  
> with missing fonts (in particular ptmr7t when using the times  
> package or the IEEEtrans document class) from folks that have  
> installed BasicTeX which is based on the ”TeX Live basic scheme”  
> with the addition of “LaTeX recommended packages",
> "ConTeXt format", "MetaPost (and Metafont) drawing", "PSTricks  
> packages", and the "XeTeX macros.”
> Can one use tlmgr to install a collection of fonts that would  
> include the missing fonts and which collection would have these  
> fonts? Maybe better, is there a way to use tlmgr find out which  
> collection has these fonts so I don't have to bother this list with  
> things like this?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


One of the folks reporting the problem with BasicTeX on the Mac (see  
the message above with its TeX Live content) found a solution for the  
missing ptmr7t font problem on the net at <http://www.geekness.net/? 
p=10>. I wonder if the ”TeX Live basic scheme” or “LaTeX recommended  
packages" should include the lw35nfss fonts or collection- 
fontsrecommended (if the size isn't prohibitive.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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