[tex-live] Real Helvetica?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 00:27:12 CEST 2010

I have prepared a sample file that will use real Helvetica (in fact
real PS35 fonts) without spoiling your system. The file is that

This text \textbf{with the above map file} will be typeset using the
\textsl{real \textbf{Helvetica}
font} instead of the Nimbus fonts.

The document will triger a few errors because SlantFont and ExtendFont
may only be used with embedded fonts (if you mind them, create your
own copy of psnfss map under a different name and remove unnecessary
lines). Since I work in Linux and I do not have Helvetica fonts, you
can see that Acrobat Reader replaces them with AdobeSerif MM without
using boldface and oblique, so the result seems unusable to me.

2010/9/23 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> On 22 September 2010 Mark London wrote:
>  > Hi everyone - Thanks for the info regarding Helvetica.  The need for
>  > Helvetica (or Arial), is due to some stupid US dept regulation, that
>  > requires that submitted proposals have to be in one of those fonts.  To
>  > make matters more complex, the person who is creating these documents in
>  > TeX, wants to be able to work on the documents on both his PC and MAC
>  > (using Textures).  Don't ask.  So I either had to make Helvetica work on
>  > the PC, or make Arial work on the MAC.  Considering the feedback
>  > regarding Helvectica, I think I'll put my effort into trying to make
>  > Arial work on the MAC first. :) - Mark
> Then you could run:
>  getnonfreefonts-sys arial-urw
> You have to install getnonfreefonts first. See:
>   http://tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts
> Regards,
>  Reinhard
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Zdeněk Wagner
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