Installing a Type 1 font
Once you have a prepared Type 1 font, either direct from CTAN or the like, or having "prepared" it yourself, you can get on with installation.
The procedure is merely an extension of that for packages, etc., so much of what follows will be familiar:
- Install the files, in your local
texmftree (the advice about installing non-standard things applies here, too). The following list gives reasonable destinations for the various files related to a font family
but if you are lucky, you will be starting from a distribution from
CTAN and there is a corresponding
using this TDS-file saves the bother of deciding where to put
your files in the TDS tree.
- Regenerate the file indexes (as described in package installation):
- Update the maps for
dvips, pdfTeX and others:
On any current TeX Live-based system, or a teTeX v3.0 system, execute the command
updmap-sys --enable Map <fname>.map
as root. (If you can use
updmap-sys — do; if
not — presumably because your (La)TeX system was set up by
someone else — you have to fall back on plain
but be aware that it's a potent source of confusion, setting up
map sets that might be changed behind your back.)
On a current MiKTeX system, update the system file
updmap.cfg, using the shell command
initexmf --edit-config-file updmap
adding a line at the end:
for each font family <fname> you are adding to the system. Now generate revised maps with the shell command
This, and other matters, are described in MiKTeX "advanced" documentation.
Both processes (preparing and installing a font) are very well (and thoroughly) described in Philipp Lehman's guide to font installation.
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