Some font suppliers provide fonts which can be used freely but they disallow charging money for the distribution. Hence, for distributions on CD or DVD it is usually impossible to include these fonts.

getnonfreefonts is a script which downloads and installs these fonts.


See the manual page for more information.

Download and Installation

In order to install getnonfreefonts on your system, you need write access to the TeX Live system tree.

Alternatively, if you prefer the command line, run

   texlua install-getnonfreefonts
After successful installation you can run
   getnonfreefonts --help
in order to learn how to install fonts. Please note that the help message tells you where the fonts will be installed, hence it makes a difference whether you run getnonfreefonts --help or getnonfreefonts-sys --help.

Other TeX Live Distributions

If you installed TeX Live yourself from, then getnonfreefonts will be installed as it were part of TeX Live itself. If the installer is invoked on Windows, it installs getnonfreefonts for Windows only, otherwise for all platforms.

If you are using a TeX Live distribution which is part of your Unix system, the getnonfreefonts installer avoids to interfere with the system's package manager. In this case only one platform will be supported. The program will be installed at /usr/local/bin, the manual pages at /usr/local/share/man, and the PDF version of the manual page at $TEXMFLOCAL.

Supported Fonts

Most of these fonts will not change in the future. However, GaramondNo8 Expert is actively maintained and steadily improved. It's advisable to check from time to time whether an update is available:

   getnonfreefonts[-sys] --lsfonts

Alternatively you can subscribe to the CTAN Announcement mailing list.

Last edited: $Date: 2014/03/15 00:03:25 $