FontPro source distribution
FontPro provides scripts that automatically generate all necessary
files to use Adobe Minion Pro, Adobe Myriad Pro and Adobe Cronos Pro
with (pdf)latex. In contrast to other solutions, the supplied LaTeX
packages provide extensive math support in the case of Minion and
Myriad. The swash letters of CronosPro can be used as
symbols with MyriadPro's math (option
The scripts need the LCDF Typetools to
run. Version 2.85 or later is required; certain recent font versions
need version 2.99 or later. Furthermore, standard Unix tools such as
ed are required and the following LaTeX packages,
which are currently included in a complete TeXLive or MikTeX
installation, are necessary:
- fontinst v1.925 or better
- fontaxes package
- MnSymbol for MinionPro, MdSymbol for MyriadPro
- fltpoint package
- tabfigures package (optional)
- fontware package (usually, but not always, comes with your Tex distribution)
Supported font styles
For the basic set-up (
smallfamily LaTeX package option), the regular
and bold face font are required together with their respective italic
version. This set-up can be extended with the semibold face and its
medfamily option), and even further with the medium face and
its italic (
Furthermore, the optical sizes Caption, Text, Subhead and Display are
supported independently from the set-up above (
Here, every font file has to be available in every optical size.
For Myriad Pro, also the light and the black weight can be used (see documentation).
Extended or condensed font styles are not supported.
The following describes the build process. Here,
$ at the beginning
of the line indicates the shell command prompt. Under Windows,
Cygwin is required; either install the LCDF
type tools in Cygwin from source or install the
Put the sources in a folder.
otfdirectory in that folder and copy your OpenType font files into the
$ mkdir otf $ cp /some/path/*.otf otf
MinionPro and MyriadPro font files normally follow the naming scheme assumed in the scripts. Make sure that the CronosPro files are of the form
resulting in for example
CronosPro-BoldCapt.otf CronosPro-BoldDisp.otf CronosPro-BoldItCapt.otf CronosPro-BoldItDisp.otf CronosPro-BoldIt.otf CronosPro-BoldItSubh.otf CronosPro-Bold.otf CronosPro-BoldSubh.otf CronosPro-Capt.otf CronosPro-Disp.otf CronosPro-ItCapt.otf CronosPro-ItDisp.otf CronosPro-It.otf CronosPro-ItSubh.otf CronosPro-Regular.otf CronosPro-SemiboldCapt.otf CronosPro-SemiboldDisp.otf CronosPro-SemiboldItCapt.otf CronosPro-SemiboldItDisp.otf CronosPro-SemiboldIt.otf CronosPro-SemiboldItSubh.otf CronosPro-Semibold.otf CronosPro-SemiboldSubh.otf CronosPro-Subh.otf
Run the main script
$ ./scripts/makeall $FONT [options]
$FONTcan be MinionPro, MyriadPro or CronosPro.
makeallhas some options, which normally you do not need to use.
--verbose show warning messages from otftotfm --quiet omit these messages (default) --pack=<glyph-list> explicitly name the glyph list
The glyph list of the last option is used to reduce the number of generated files and the size of the map file. This speeds up the compilation slightly but does not affect the output. The default behaviour without the
--packoption is to use the glyph list that fits to your font version; if this glyph list is not available in the scripts folder, it can be generated using
generate-glyph-list.shafter a successful build. The
--packoption can only be used if all you font files are of the same version.
Furthermore, you can specify which metrics to create:
--smallcaps create small caps metrics (default) --nosmallcaps turn --smallcaps off --swash create swash metrics (default) --noswash turn --swash off --greek create greek metrics (default) --nogreek turn --greek off --cyrillic create cyrillic metrics (default) --nocyrillic turn --cyrillic off --vietnamese create vietnamese metrics (default) --novietnamese turn --vietnamese off --expanded create expanded metrics for pdftex --noexpanded turn --expanded off (default) --kern add some missing kerning pairs (default) --nokern use the original Adobe kerning --ligatures provide standard ligatures (default) --noligatures provide no ligatures --wide-spacing increase the sidebearings of quote glyphs --narrow-spacing turn --wide-spacing off (default)
--expandedoption allows to use the font expansion feature of microtype even with pdftex in dvi mode but increases the run-time of
makealland the number of produced files considerably.
Under Linux-like environments, use the following commands to install the font:
installscript. The default folder is
TEXMFLOCAL, which can be queried by
root permissions are usually required in
TEXMFLOCAL. Alternatively, you can specify the directory where the files should be put, for example in
TEXMFHOME. Depending on your system, this could look like
$ ./scripts/install $HOME/texmf
(If you use a TeX distribution older than 2005 which does not follow TDS v1.1, uncomment the "old directory folders" in the install script!)
$FONT.mapto the default font map files by
$ updmap-sys --enable Map=$FONT.map
for a system-wide installation. Use
updmapor, on a recent TeXLive distribution,
updmap-sysfor a user-based installation.
Under Windows with MikTeX, do the following:
Run in the Cygwin Bash
$ ./scripts/install /cygdrive/c/path/to/Miktex
c/path/to/Miktexis the path to the Miktex installation tree of choice.
In the Windows prompt, issue
initexmf -u initexmf --admin --edit-config-file updmap
Add the following in the editor:
and save. Afterwards, run
Cleaning up of the building folder
If you want to install another font, it is recommended to do a
or to start from a fresh building folder.
Use the FONT with
By default, the MinionPro package modifies the default serif and the main math fonts; the MyriadPro and CronosPro change only the sans serif font. In the latter case, if you want to use the respective font as your main document's font, you probably have to set
All valid options of the font packages are included in the
documentation, which is provided in the
doc folder and which can
also be generated after installing with
dtx file resides in the
If you get errors about insufficient memory you might need to increase
the values of
font_max in your TeX
configuration. For most distributions, these can be changed in the
texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf. For MiKTeX the file is called
Maintainer and acknowledgement
The scripts and LaTeX packages are maintained by Sebastian Schubert email@example.com.
They have been forked from the amazing MinionPro scripts and package written by Achim Blumensath, Andreas Bühmann and Michael Zedler.
The part of this README concerning Cygwin is based on this entry.
All files are public domain.