[tex-live] Adding a font map? (I want to install URW Arial font).

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Oct 19 21:50:02 CEST 2007

Mark London writes:
 > Oops, I made the aassumption that I could say /font=Arial.  I am a mac bluesky 
 > tex user, and am used to doing such things.  I'm trying to install it for 
 > TexLive for someoe else.  In any event, the URW fonts are named:
 >   A030-Reg                    ua1r8a.pfb
 >   A030-Bol                    ua1b8a.pfb    
 >   A030-Ita                    ua1ri8a.pfb
 >   A030-BolIta                 ua1bi8a.pfb
 > Ok, the TeX command now works if I do /font=ua1r8a.  Can I change
 > something so that I say /font=arial instead?  How would I do that?

\font=Arial means that tex should load Arial.tfm.

  1. copy ua1.map my-ua1.map

  2. rename the tfm files as you need (better make copies of them)

  3. edit my-ua1.map accordingly.  The first column contains the
     basename of the tfm file.  Make sure that the .pfb files
     mentioned in the map file have the same names as the fonts.

  3. updmap --disable ua1.map  
     updmap --enable Map=ua1.map  

 > In any event, while the dvi file gets created without a problem,
 > converting to ps or pdf doesn't work.  What might be the problem
 > now?

What doesn't work?  Any error messages?


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