I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps:

  1. Download texmf.cnf and texmf-extra in Desktop (these two files can be found in MinionPro-Installation)

  2. Enter in a terminal shell

  3. Command:  sudo /bin/bash

  4. Enter password

  5. Command: mv /Users//Desktop/texmf-extra /usr/local

  6. Command: mv /Users//Desktop/texmf.cnf   /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/web2c

  7. Command: export  PATH=/usr/texbin:$PATH

  8. Command: updmap-sys  --edit

  9. Add in the end of the edited file the following three lines: Map MinionPro.map Map MyriadPro.map Map MnSymbol.map

  10. Save and wait for reconfiguration of the system - Until you get "updmap: Done"  

Unfortunately these steps do not work with MacTex 2013. Apparently, step 6 has to change to:

mv /Users//Desktop/texmf.cnf   /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf/web2c

but still this does not help.

Can anybody help?

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    That seems an odd place to move texmf-extra. What's the contents of that directory? You should not need to install MnSymbol. It is part of TeX Live by default and its map should be enabled by default. Note that I don't have a (working) Mac (or one capable of using anything like the current edition of MacTeX). In any case /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf/ will not exist as that directory has been deprecated so you cannot move anything there. – cfr Dec 9 '13 at 23:24
  • The directory texmf-extra is available at the address: dropbox.com/home/public/MinionPro%20-%20Mac%20Installation/… and contains the three fonts. – Yiorgos S. Smyrlis Dec 9 '13 at 23:35
  • OK. I looked. I don't know why it includes MnSymbol, though, or why you would need special packages for MacTeX. Have you read tug.org/mactex/TeXLive2013Changes.pdf? It covers changes in the 2013 edition and the installation of fonts. Incidentally, I'm pretty sure redistributing those fonts (except MnSymbol) violates Adobe's licence. – cfr Dec 9 '13 at 23:43
  • That's why the packages from ctan don't include the fonts. I would use the ctan packages and follow the instructions. See mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/ctan.org/fonts/minionpro/README. – cfr Dec 9 '13 at 23:49
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    You might also want to look at FontPro if you have recent versions of the fonts since the CTAN package apparently doesn't work well with them. – cfr Dec 12 '13 at 2:01

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