[OS X TeX] Installing new TrueType fonts

Matthias Zenger matthias.zenger at epfl.ch
Tue Oct 15 13:42:02 EDT 2002

Thanks William and Georgios.

With the help of the articles mentioned by William (in particular the 
from Damir Rakityansky), I was able to create .tfm, .vf, and .afm files
from my .ttf source file. I put them into the directories suggested by
Georgios. I couldn't put anything into the type1 directory, because I
simply have no type1 font. I couln't really figure out where to leave
the .ttf file and whether it is necessary to modify some files in the
global texmf tree so that mktexpk can find all the relevant files.


> Well what I do for using true type fonts (works with wolfram and 
> kerkis fonts)...
> 1) Go to ~/Library/texmf/fonts/type1/ make a directory font_name/ in 
> there as directed by the font distributor (i.e. for wolfram I made the 
> wolfram/ directory) place in there the true type fonts.
> Most of the times there are als afm tfm and vf fonts. Place them in 
> the proper directory like you did with the type1 fonts.
> 2) Usually with the fonts it 's coming a file named *.map. Put this in 
> the directory ~/Library/texmf/dvips/config/
> 3) Also if there are files named *.sty and *.fd place it in the 
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/font_name/
> 4) At the end run the command texhash as a root and now you should be 
> done...
> If you want many users to use those fonts then you should go to 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/ and follow the same instructions again.
> I hope to helped you...
> Georgios Pyrgiotakis

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