newbie in trouble 2

Lars Hellström
Wed, 17 Apr 2002 14:55:51 +0200

At 06.30 +0200 2002-04-17, wrote:
>Hi all,
>First I would like to thank Lars Hellstrom and Rowland McDonnel for
>their help on my first msg. I've  followed their recomendations and was
>able to install my font. But here is another question: how do I install
>and use a pifont set for a font family? I made a upac.fd file copying
>the model from ZapfDingbats, but it did not work. Should I modify the
> or any other config file?

Only making an FD file is not sufficient---that only tells LaTeX what the
TeX name of the font is. In order to use a font in typesetting (TeXing),
you need to make a TFM file for it. Since the font probably isn't a
MetaFont, you have to inform dvips (and any other DVI-reading utility
you're using) about how the TeX font corresponds to a font "in the output"
(Postscript or the like); in the case of dvips you indeed do this by adding
a line to the file.

Lars Hellström