LaTeX fonts revisited

Since I last fought with LaTeX fonts I've upgraded from a PowerBook to a MacBook Pro. I've been favoring XeTeX lately because of its superior font handling, but it still can't do the kind of character protrusion that the microtype package with pdfLaTeX can.

Following the steps I went through in August of 2005 I tried to recreate the font metrics I needed to use Adobe Minion Pro with pdfLaTeX. I found that with TeX Live 2007 I needed to additionally add a line to the updmap.cfg file:

Map MinionPro.map

After adding the map entry I ran the updmap command and then pdfLaTeX was able to see and properly make use of my installed Minion Pro fonts.


—Michael A. Cleverly

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