[tex-live] Instructions on installing PostScript fonts?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jul 25 23:06:35 CEST 2009

On 25 July 2009 B Wooster wrote:

 > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Reinhard
 > Kotucha<reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
 > > On 25 July 2009 B Wooster wrote:
 > >
 > >  > I started with a Kubuntu 9.04 system, but instead of the default
 > >  > ubuntu texlive, I use install-tl to get the 2008 version installed. I
 > >  > chose a minimal setup, with tex and latex.
 > >  >
 > > If you deliberately install a minimal system you can't expect to get
 > > everything.  You have to install at least the recommended fonts too.
 > I installed the "medium" scheme, which got me psnfss, but without the
 > fonts, so basically psnfss is unusable.
 > That is what I thought tlmgr was for - but I can't find any package
 > there that corresponds to "psfonts" or any collectons.
 > I looked at output of "tlmgr list" which shows a lot of stuff., shows
 > psnfss is installed (which seems bad - why was psnfss installed
 > without its dependent files?).

This is strange indeed.  I looked up texlive.tlpdb and it seems that a
dependency is missing.  The LaTeX macro packages are useless without
the fonts.

 > Can someone tell me how I find out which of the names listed by tlmgr
 > will install the psfonts?


   tlmgr install collection-fontsrecommended

Does this solve your problem?


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