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RE: [SLE] PS Type 1 fonts with laTeX: installing new fonts?
  • From: kester.clegg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Kester Clegg)
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 16:45:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <01C04035.5DC9E250.kester.clegg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



Adrian you're a star! I'll have a crack at it this weekend. :-)
Many thanks for all your help.
k.

On Friday, October 27, 2000 3:28 PM, Adrian Burd [SMTP:adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> >>>>> "Kester" == Kester Clegg <kester.clegg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
> Hi Kester,
>
> Kester> Now I have braved the fontinst documentation, and must say
> Kester> it looked a tad complicated and it rather put me off, much
> Kester> in the same manner that the Latex Graphics Companion does,
> Kester> there's so much in there about fonts where does one start?
>
> LaTeX/TeX and all its accoutrements should really be thought of as a
> programming language, which goes part way to explaining its
> complexity. As for fonts, because there is no accepted industry
> standard (Type-1 differs from TrueType differs from fon files differs
> from X-windows font files differs from metafont etc) any discussion of
> fonts is necessarily complicated and invovled. But stick with it and
> get those hacking instincts going and you'll soon get the hang of it.
>
> Kester> I'm not sure I understand what you say about the CTAN
> Kester> files - do you mean that mean I could install Adobe type1
> Kester> fonts using fontinst with the correct CTAN files and have
> Kester> it pretty much do all the work for me? (sounds very
> Kester> unlikely, I must admit!!) Optimistically assuming this is
> Kester> the case, how does one then sort out the glyphs? What is
> Kester> the problem with these? (my ignorance of the fontinst
> Kester> documentation should be very apparent now!)
>
> If you visit a CTAN site you'll find the following directory,
> tex-archive/fonts/psfonts within which will be sub-directories called
> things like adobe, xadobe, monotype etc. Within each of these you'll
> find directories for individual fonts (e.g., under adobe there's
> agaramon, optima, sabon etc). The x**** directories contain files for
> expert fontsets from those foundries. Note, the actual fonts are not
> here, you have to have them already, i.e., you have to provide the
> *.pfb files. So, let's say you have Sabon. Download the approriate
> directory from CTAN, then
>
> 1) Rename your *.pfb files according to Karl Berry's classification
> 2) In the directory you downloaded there will be the following
> directories: tfm, dvi, vf, latex (or something like that). Put the
> *.tfm files in $LOCALTEXMF/fonts/tfm/adobe/sabon. Put the *.vf
> files in $LOCALTEXMF/fonts/vf/adobe/sabon. Put the renamed *.pfb
> files in $LOCALTEXMF/fonts/type1/adobe/sabon. Put the *.fd and
> *.sty files in $LOCALTEXMF/tex/latex/psnfss/sabon (or something
> similar). The above assumes that $LOCALTEXMF has been set up to
> point to something like /usr/local/texmf or /home/kester/texmf (I
> have two texmf hierarchies, the main one under /usr/share/texmf
> and a local one under /home/adrian/texmf. This keeps my additions
> separate, but you have to edit the texmf.cnf file to let it know
> that Tex has to search those new hierarchies.
> 3) In the dvips directory will be a file *.map. I put this in the
> main dvips/config directory (but you can set it to a local one if
> you wish as well) as sabon.map. Then edit the file updmap and at
> the top of the file you'll find a place to put in new maps. Then
> run the script updmap (type ./updmap) and then run texhash. You
> should then be ready to use the new font.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Adrian
>
>


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