[tex-live] getnonfreefonts

Paulo Ney de Souza pauloney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 19:06:06 CEST 2016

Understood ... so here goes my real question:

There is a huge collection of TeX-ready fonts out there (on CTAN and
elsewhere) which are not available on TL. This is vexing because the
technology to make these installs a single command line like ...

    font-install Antiqua

has been in place for over 2 decades now, but we keep on insisting that all
users make this installs by hand in an extremely cumbersome and rarely
intelligible sequence of commands and edits... making it one of the darkest
corners of TeXLive.

"getnonfreefonts" offers 99% of the infrastructure needed for the job, it
is just a tiny bit that is needed to complete it.

What would be the preferred direction: To have these natively in TL or
installable via a script?

Paulo Ney de Souza

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:07 AM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>

> > Why is "getnonfreefonts" not a part of TeXLive?
> Because it is about non-free fonts, which is out of the
> policy of TeX Live.
> Norbert
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