# Installing a PostScript printer built-in font

There is a “standard” set of fonts that has appeared in every PostScript printer since the second generation of the type. These fonts (8 families of four text fonts each, and three special-purpose fonts) are of course widely used, because of their simple availability. The set consists of:

All these fonts are supported, for LaTeX users, by the psnfss set of metrics and support files in the file `lw35nfss.zip` on CTAN. Almost any remotely modern TeX system will have some version of psnfss installed, but users should note that the most recent version has much improved coverage of maths with `Times` (see package mathptmx) and with `Palatino` (see package mathpazo, as well as a more reliable set of font metrics.

The archive `lw35nfss.zip` is laid out according to the TDS, so in principle, installation consists simply of “unzipping” the file at the root of a `texmf` tree.

Documentation of the psnfss bundle is provided in `psnfss2e.pdf` in the distribution.

5_fichiers/fontes/installer_les_polices_postscript_par_defaut.txt · Dernière modification: 2021/07/06 19:44 par jejust