[tex-live] Is there a way to get mtmi.tfm font?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 21 18:57:07 CEST 2011

Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at gmail.com> wrote:

> The problem for me is that some pdf file use MTMI font. In order to
> copy characters in that font from Acrobat, I have to have a system
> font of exactly the same. Otherwise, Acrobat will not recognize.

but without buying a copy of mtmi, you can't install it as a system
font.  however, mtmi isn't for sale anywhere, that i know of.

> You mentioned "Personal TeX Inc sell version 2, and there _is_ a
> usable minimal font subset available for free: see
> http://www.pctex.com/mtpro2.html#MTPro2_Lite". Due to the above
> reason, I think that MTPro2_Lite probably is of no use to me. Please
> correct me if my understanding is wrong.

sounds as if that's the case.

> I don't have much knowledge on how to install a font. Would you please
> show me from the following file step by step, what I should do to
> install the font as system font so that a 3rd party software like
> Acrobat can use it? Thanks.

i know how to install fonts in a tex installation so that the tex system
can use them.  i _don't_ know how to install a font so that acrobat can
use it.  nothing in mt11p is going to help acrobat; if you had the .pfb
files, they might do the job if you installed them in a windows system
fonts folder; but you don't have the .pfb files, unless i misunderstand
you.  (and i don't know whether you are using a windows system.)

> http://ctan.binkerton.com/fonts/mt11p.zip

(or at a similar place on any other ctan mirror) doesn't help, since it
doesn't contain the .pfb files.


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