[Tex/LaTex] How to add the MacTeX subpackage Latin-Modern-Fonts to a BasicTeX installation


I've installed the current BasicTeX, a subset of MacTeX 2013. This includes the Latin Modern fonts, presumably in the TeX Live directory tree, which isn't a place that OSX looks for fonts. The full MacTeX distribution has a subpackage called Latin-Modern-Fonts. This is supposed to install Latin Modern as a normal OSX font, that all programs can use. MacTeX also includes 2 GB of stuff I don't want.

My question: is it possible to install the union of BasicTeX and Latin-Modern-Fonts, ideally without downloading the full MacTeX distribution? If not, is there a simple way to install the fonts by hand?

Best Answer

Yes it is possible, without using the command line at all. Just download the MacTeX Additions (that is MacTeX without TeX Live, soit 271 Mo) instead of the full MacTeX package (2 Go), and double-click on it. It will give you the choice of personalizing your installation. Here is the relevant window (in French, sorry — "personnaliser" for "personalize").

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You may choose to install the Latin Modern OpenType fonts only:

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Note that the full MacTeX installer also gives you that choice if you choose to personalize its installation, but of course it is far bigger to download.

You have the details of all possibilities of the MacTeX Additions here (where BasicTeX can also be downloaded): http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html

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