[texhax] Texlive and fonts

Henrik Frisk frisk.h at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 09:56:24 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 4:24 AM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:

> On  21 Oct, 2009, at 16:35, Henrik Frisk wrote:
>  On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>
>> wrote:
>> On  30 Aug, 2009, at 02:49, Henrik Frisk wrote:
>>  [...]
>>>> http://tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html
>>>> OK, I followed thes instructions but I still can't seem to get it to
>>>> work. As far as I can tell, everything looks good, files are in the right
>>>> locations and the filename database is updated as it should. But running
>>>> $ pdftex testfont
>>>> causes the following error
>>>> pdfTeX warning: pdftex (file padb8r): Font padb8r at 600 not found
>>>> whereas
>>>> $ tex testfont
>>>> works fine.
>>  As you are using TeXLive 2007, I think updmap should update (or create)
>>> psfonts_t1.map in /var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/updmap/ and pdftex_dl14.map
>>> in /var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/, with information of your added
>>> fonts. Does it?
>> After leaving this issue alone, somehow thinking it would go away
>> byitself, I tried again tonite to get these two fonts (Frutiger and
>> AGaramond) to play with my TeXLive install (Fedora10). The files referenced
>> by Axel above are not created. Though updmap runs without complaints, I
>> can't see that a corresponding entry is created in any of the different
>> pdfonts files.
>> Any suggestions as to what I may do to get these fonts to work with my
>> TeXLive2007. (I've used them successfully prior to Te2007). Is is an option
>> to re-install TeX??
> pd
> About the last question, I think uninstalling TL2007 and then reinstalling
> it would be the way. But you might get into trouble with dependencies ---you
> might be asked to uninstall first programs that depend on TL.
> Now ---by any chance would you have an invisible directory called something
> like .texlive2007 in your $HOME? If so, could you check if inside it there
> are some psfonts and pdftex map files?
> Finally! I started poking around inside the .texlive2007 directory and came
across a permissions issue. running

 $ chown -R $HOME/.texlive2007/* username

and then a subsequent

$ updmap

Made the fonts available to me.

Thanks for all the help!


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