[texhax] Using TTF fonts

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Apr 8 16:08:09 CEST 2011

On Apr 7, 2011, at 5:09 PM, Alister Mitchell wrote:

> I'm using TeXlive 2010 on Win7 and would like to use a TTF font which isn't in the distribution.  I've found an instruction on how to do it with MiKTeX but it doesn't correspond to the structure set up by TeXlive.  Looking through the documentation, I can only find how to install non-TTF fonts - am I missing something?  Is there a set of step by step instructions anywhere?

pdf(la)tex can use TrueType fonts (use ttf2tfm to make metric files, look at the documentation to see how to have tex see the font files)

Far easier though is to use xe(la)tex or lua(la)tex --- see the fontspec package for details.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
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