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getnonfreefonts − download and install fonts which cannot be distributed on a CD/DVD because the license doesn’t allow to charge money for the distribution.


getnonfreefonts --sys [options] [font1] [font2] [font...]

getnonfreefonts --user [options] [font1] [font2] [font...]

In nearly all cases you should use getnonfreefonts --sys. See
for more information.


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

getnonfreefonts downloads and installs these fonts.

getnonfreefonts --sys installs files to $TEXMFLOCAL and getnonfreefonts --user installs files to $TEXMFHOME

getnonfreefonts downloads and executes a helper script each time it is invoked. This script is not installed permanently on your system and only exists in a temporary directory while getnonfreefonts is running. It allows getnonfreefonts to be aware of updates and new fonts.

Run getnonfreefonts --sys --lsfonts or getnonfreefonts --user --lsfonts to get a list of supported fonts.


-a, --all

Install all fonts.

-d, --debug

Provide additional messages for debugging. These messages are sent to STDERR.

-f, --force

Install fonts even if they are installed already.

-h, --help

Print a help message. Nothing is installed but the directories where the fonts will be installed and the temporary directory are shown. <PID> will be replaced by the process ID of the current process.

-H, --http

Use HTTP instead of FTP. This is useful if you are behind a firewall which is blocking FTP. However, you can’t install fonts which are on FTP servers. Currently this is only "Adobe Euro".

-l, --lsfonts

List all available fonts and tell whether they are installed already.

-r, --refreshmap

Register map files for already installed fonts and run updmap. This is needed after upgrading TeX Live to a newer release.

-V, --version

Print version number.


On Unix systems unzip and either wget or curl must exist.


Please send bug reports to Reinhard Kotucha <>.

Updated: Tue May 30 22:11:04 2017 UTC