[tex-live] local/personal fonts

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Wed Jul 20 19:12:17 CEST 2011

I've just come across "Installing personal TeX fonts" at


I just want to comment on this:

  Perhaps one day the programs will be changed to look for a map file in
  each texmf tree. Until then, we just have to make do.

Isn't there a much simpler alternative to using tlmgr? I've just done

  cat $TEXMFMAIN/web2c/updmap.cfg \
      $TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap-local.cfg \
      $TEXMFCONFIG/web2c/updmap-local.cfg \
    > updmap.cfg
  updmap --cnffile updmap.cfg

and it seemed to work as desired. What is "tlmgr generate updmap" doing
that cat (or updmap itself) can't do?

Bob T.

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