Installation sizes (was: Re: How should I deal with packages that require FFI external libraries?

Boris Veytsman borisv at
Mon Apr 24 18:15:49 CEST 2023

PF> Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2023 14:52:58 +0100
PF> From: Peter Flynn <peter at>

PF> If I do

PF> cd /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts
PF> ls -l */*|grep '^d'| awk '{print $NF}'|sort|uniq| wc -l

PF> I get 499 typefaces...well, in theory. Is "TeX comes with 500 fonts" 
PF> anywhere near acceptable (modulo the abuse of the word "fonts")?

On my system

cd /usr/local/texlive/2023/texmf-dist/fonts
ls -l */*|grep '^d'| awk '{print $NF}'|sort|uniq| wc -l

gives 573...

Good luck


More information about the tex-live mailing list.