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I got some LaTeX documents that I have to compile them under different TeX Live, such as MacTeX or TeX Live. But in different OS, the font seems different too, for example, while in Windows, I prefer to use Cambria, but in Mac, I like Lucida Grande more.

Is there was a macro to differentiate between OS?

Answer Update

As the accepted answer, We need to add more comments on this question, As I read the package manual, we need more settings to use these macros:

% packages we need

Then we use these macros like that

% add settings
% add settings
% add settings

now, it works well, the point is you need more packages not only ifplatform.

one more thing, compile your tex file with option -shell-escape is required:

xelatex -shell-escape file.tex

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Related question, which doesn't provide a way for detecting MacTeX though: Is there a way to detect from inside a package that MikTeX is used? –  doncherry Nov 28 '12 at 15:33
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up vote 13 down vote accepted

the ifplatform package provides \ifwindows, \iflinux, \ifmacosx and \ifcygwin conditionals. i would think that would be enough; the package requires shell escape to be enabled.

I like how Cygwin is strange enough it counts as a separate OS. –  Canageek Nov 28 '12 at 15:55
@Canageek Cymwin 'looks like' *nix, but Windows is 'around'. From memory, there were various requests to be able to differentiate Cygwin from Linux (and of course from Mac OS X, OpenBSD, ...). –  Joseph Wright Nov 28 '12 at 15:59
Cygwin is not a question, just do jobs in Windows. –  coanor Nov 29 '12 at 8:20
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