[texhax] Using TTF fonts

Alister Mitchell alister.mitchell at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 8 16:14:56 CEST 2011

Thanks for that.  I'll look at those docs - I knew they'd be there 
somewhere, just a question of where!
I haven't investigated Xe- or Lua-TeX; perhaps I should.

All the best,


Alister J Mitchell GM3UDL
(Glasgow, Scotland)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Adams" <will.adams at frycomm.com>
To: "TeXhax" <texhax at tug.org>
Cc: "Alister Mitchell" <alister.mitchell at btinternet.com>
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [texhax] Using TTF fonts

> 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
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> William Adams
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> Fry Communications
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