[tex-live] Parameters of \Fontfamily

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 17:13:16 CEST 2007

2007/9/11, Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com>:
> On 9/11/07, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2007/9/11, Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com>:
> > > what values can i use for \fontfamily{...} command.  for example, if i
> > > want to use tahoma.  thanks.
> > >
> > You have to find the name of the tfm file and the fd file, it will
> > give you the relevant information. Macros \DeclareFontFamily and
> > \DeclareFontShape define the mappings between parameters of LaTeX
> > macros and the tfm files, mapping between tfm files and the real fonts
> > are in the map files. Anyway, AFAIK tahoma is not a free font, it is
> > not a part of TeXLive, so you probably have to make the tfm, fd and
> > map files yourself. If you wish to use directly the font installed in
> > your OS, you must use Xe(La)TeX. After \usepackage{fontspec} you can
> > specify directly \fontspec{tahoma} and you have LaTeX font commands
> > available as well as a lot of OpenType features. See "texdoc fontspec"
> > for details.
> >
> thank you, but i don't plan to switched to another tex distribution
> now.  i heard, there is a method ( or program ) which let users create
> type1 fonts from windows truetypes including Tahoma.  i just forgot
> the program's name and the details of the method.
ttf2tfm and pdf(la)tex can use truetype fonts. I do not know the
instructions how to prepare the map files but it can be found

Zdeněk Wagner

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