[texhax] Using TrueType fonts in LaTeX

john john at wexfordpress.com
Mon May 11 23:34:38 CEST 2009

On Monday 11 May 2009 16:03:59 Stefan Björk wrote:
> This is a frequent question and I have read numerous articles and
> hotwos on the internet, but still fail.
> What I want to do is to create versions of Georgia (jgi) and
> Verdana (jvn) fonts for use with LaTeX. It works fairly well with
> pdfTeX (which have native support for TrueType fonts), but I can't
> get this to work with DVI files. In MikTeX, it does not work at
> all, and in texlive the font encoding seem corrupted (for example,
> the character 'h' is displayed as something completely different).
> How can I install TrueType fonts in LaTeX with working DVI support?
> Converting them to PostScript? Using fontinst (which is a competent
> but complex beast)? Or has someone already gone through the work of
> adapting the Microsoft core fonts for LaTeX and can send me the
> relevant files?
> /S
> 2009/2/20 Stefan Björk <stefan.bjork at gmail.com>:
> > I have managed to install some of the Microsoft core fonts in TeX
> > (texlive and MikTeX), namely Georgia (jgi) and Verdana (jvn).
> > This works well with pdfTeX, but when ordinary TeX and DVI files
> > are used, the wrong glyphs are used for non ASCII characets.
> >
> > I guess this is a matter of using the ttf2tfm tools correctly,
> > but this is a quite complicated tool that requires knowledge
> > about typesetting and truetype fonts that I do not have.
> >
> > Has someone succeeded in creating working TFM files for Microsoft
> > TTF files, with working ligatures and european latin characters?
> >
> > /S

Is dvi essential to your workflow? 

John Culleton

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