Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-16 Thread Parul Bali
Hi Ingar, Guenter, Thanks very much for your inputs. I finally used Xelatex to generate the PDF with Verdana font. It works very well, except that it does not support the `attachfile' package that I use to attach files to the PDF document. Do you know of any other packages that Xelatex

RE: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-16 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
Hi Sorry, I have not used Xetex yet, so I do not know. But maybe you can use http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/ to fix your attachments in a post process? However, I haven't used that either, so how good a fit it is I do not know. Ingar

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-16 Thread Parul Bali
Hi Ingar, Guenter, Thanks very much for your inputs. I finally used Xelatex to generate the PDF with Verdana font. It works very well, except that it does not support the `attachfile' package that I use to attach files to the PDF document. Do you know of any other packages that Xelatex

RE: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-16 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
Hi Sorry, I have not used Xetex yet, so I do not know. But maybe you can use http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/ to fix your attachments in a post process? However, I haven't used that either, so how good a fit it is I do not know. Ingar

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-16 Thread Parul Bali
Hi Ingar, Guenter, Thanks very much for your inputs. I finally used Xelatex to generate the PDF with Verdana font. It works very well, except that it does not support the `attachfile' package that I use to attach files to the PDF document. Do you know of any other packages that Xelatex

RE: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-16 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
Hi Sorry, I have not used Xetex yet, so I do not know. But maybe you can use http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/ to fix your attachments in a post process? However, I haven't used that either, so how good a fit it is I do not know. Ingar

SV: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-14 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
Hi Parul, It would be unfair to say that fonts in latex is easy. And I am afraid that I can not be of much assistance as I donot have a windowscomputer any more. I did how ever get the winfonts package to work with linux. But even that was not as easy as I would have wished for. First I had

SV: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-14 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
Hi Parul, It would be unfair to say that fonts in latex is easy. And I am afraid that I can not be of much assistance as I donot have a windowscomputer any more. I did how ever get the winfonts package to work with linux. But even that was not as easy as I would have wished for. First I had

SV: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-14 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
Hi Parul, It would be unfair to say that fonts in latex is easy. And I am afraid that I can not be of much assistance as I donot have a windowscomputer any more. I did how ever get the winfonts package to work with linux. But even that was not as easy as I would have wished for. First I had

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
John Culleton wrote: Verdana is Microsoft's name for Helvetica. I doubt that. Verdana is a genuine development by the font designer Matthew Carter. You probably refer to Arial, which is similar (but not identical) to Helvetica. Jürgen

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Richard Talley
Other than being sans serif typefaces, Helvetica (along with Arial) have little in common with Verdana. Consulting both Wikipedia and Bringhurst's 'The Elements of Typographic Style', Helvetica is in the humanist family of typefaces and was designed in the 1950's, before digital typography.

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Parul Bali
Thanks for all your responses. Ingar, I tried using the Winfonts package and followed the instructions in the README file, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I'm using a Windows Vista system, and updated the updmap.cfg and ttf2pk.cfg files, as instructed. I then refreshed the File name DB for

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Guenter Milde
If you really need Verdana, you must use XeTeX. This is not officially supported (yet) but there are workarounds. Search for XeTeX at the wiki (http://wiki.lyx.org). On 2009-06-13, Richard Talley wrote: It can be hard to find typefaces that look excellent on paper and on screen (and on both

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
John Culleton wrote: Verdana is Microsoft's name for Helvetica. I doubt that. Verdana is a genuine development by the font designer Matthew Carter. You probably refer to Arial, which is similar (but not identical) to Helvetica. Jürgen

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Richard Talley
Other than being sans serif typefaces, Helvetica (along with Arial) have little in common with Verdana. Consulting both Wikipedia and Bringhurst's 'The Elements of Typographic Style', Helvetica is in the humanist family of typefaces and was designed in the 1950's, before digital typography.

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Parul Bali
Thanks for all your responses. Ingar, I tried using the Winfonts package and followed the instructions in the README file, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I'm using a Windows Vista system, and updated the updmap.cfg and ttf2pk.cfg files, as instructed. I then refreshed the File name DB for

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Guenter Milde
If you really need Verdana, you must use XeTeX. This is not officially supported (yet) but there are workarounds. Search for XeTeX at the wiki (http://wiki.lyx.org). On 2009-06-13, Richard Talley wrote: It can be hard to find typefaces that look excellent on paper and on screen (and on both

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
John Culleton wrote: > Verdana is Microsoft's name for Helvetica. I doubt that. Verdana is a genuine development by the font designer Matthew Carter. You probably refer to Arial, which is similar (but not identical) to Helvetica. Jürgen

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Richard Talley
Other than being sans serif typefaces, Helvetica (along with Arial) have little in common with Verdana. Consulting both Wikipedia and Bringhurst's 'The Elements of Typographic Style', Helvetica is in the humanist family of typefaces and was designed in the 1950's, before digital typography.

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Parul Bali
Thanks for all your responses. Ingar, I tried using the Winfonts package and followed the instructions in the README file, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I'm using a Windows Vista system, and updated the updmap.cfg and ttf2pk.cfg files, as instructed. I then refreshed the File name DB for

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-13 Thread Guenter Milde
If you really need Verdana, you must use XeTeX. This is not officially supported (yet) but there are workarounds. Search for XeTeX at the wiki (http://wiki.lyx.org). On 2009-06-13, Richard Talley wrote: > It can be hard to find typefaces that look excellent on paper and on > screen (and on both

Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread Parul Bali
Hi everyone, Could you please suggest any good packages that might be available if I want Verdana font for the PDF that's generated from Lyx, instead of the standard options available in Lyx. Thank you. Parul

SV: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
I guess this package is your best bet. http://dante.ctan.org/CTAN/fonts/winfonts/ Read the README and the winfonts-doc.pdf for more information. Ingar

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread John Culleton
On Friday 12 June 2009 10:31:51 am Parul Bali wrote: Hi everyone, Could you please suggest any good packages that might be available if I want Verdana font for the PDF that's generated from Lyx, instead of the standard options available in Lyx. Thank you. Parul Verdana is Microsoft's

Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread Parul Bali
Hi everyone, Could you please suggest any good packages that might be available if I want Verdana font for the PDF that's generated from Lyx, instead of the standard options available in Lyx. Thank you. Parul

SV: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
I guess this package is your best bet. http://dante.ctan.org/CTAN/fonts/winfonts/ Read the README and the winfonts-doc.pdf for more information. Ingar

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread John Culleton
On Friday 12 June 2009 10:31:51 am Parul Bali wrote: Hi everyone, Could you please suggest any good packages that might be available if I want Verdana font for the PDF that's generated from Lyx, instead of the standard options available in Lyx. Thank you. Parul Verdana is Microsoft's

Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread Parul Bali
Hi everyone, Could you please suggest any good packages that might be available if I want Verdana font for the PDF that's generated from Lyx, instead of the standard options available in Lyx. Thank you. Parul

SV: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread Ingar Pareliussen
I guess this package is your best bet. http://dante.ctan.org/CTAN/fonts/winfonts/ Read the README and the winfonts-doc.pdf for more information. Ingar

Re: Need Verdana font for the PDF generated from Lyx

2009-06-12 Thread John Culleton
On Friday 12 June 2009 10:31:51 am Parul Bali wrote: > Hi everyone, > > Could you please suggest any good packages that might be > available if I want Verdana font for the PDF that's generated > from Lyx, instead of the standard options available in Lyx. > > Thank you. > > Parul Verdana is