[texhax] Texlive and fonts

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Thu Aug 27 11:36:46 CEST 2009

On  27 Aug, 2009, at 02:41, Henrik Frisk wrote:

> Hi again,
> Even if no noe has ideas of how to solve my problem specifically,  
> does anyone have a good tutorial on how to install fonts (manually)  
> under texlive, maybe I can figure out what I've done wrong.

Karl Berry made a reference to


Didn't it work for you?

As you have TeXLive 2007, the difference with that web page is, *I  
think*, that your system-wide local additions should go in /usr/local/ 
share/texmf, instead of /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local.

Also, at that web page there is a link to the Font Installation Guide.



> Thanks for any help,
> /Henrik
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Henrik Frisk <frisk.h at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've recently installed a new Fedora 11 system with texlive 2007-42.  
> This is the first time I have texlive I should say. I have two adobe  
> fonts that I've used for a long time with tex and, although the  
> installation process has differed I have always managed to get it to  
> work. This time I've installed the fonts and the maps in a local  
> texmf directory. updmap finds them and complains about nothing. I  
> can process documents with these fonts using latex, producing dvi  
> but I can't use pdflatex, nor dvips on the dvi file produced. The  
> error I'm getting is:
> pdfTeX warning: pdflatex (file padr8r): Font padr8r at 864 not found
> This must have something to do with the searchpats becuase these  
> files exist in the appropriate directories (I think) in my local  
> texmf tree (in /home/user/texmf/fonts/tfm etc..)
> Any hints would be greatly appreciated.
> best,
> /H

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