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How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?

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If you mean installing some fonts in ubuntu and using in TeXLive, there is a simple way to access them. create a folder in your home folder name it .fonts(a DOT before the fonts), then copy your fonts to it then open a terminal and type fc-cache. Now you have access to those font in any program and TeXLive. –  hassan_noori Feb 15 '11 at 6:37
Do you actually have the font files? –  Joseph Wright Feb 15 '11 at 22:05
@hassan: this is true only for XeTeX, not for pdfTeX. It won't work with LuaTeX either, since luaotfload doesn't support Type 1 fonts. –  mpg Feb 16 '11 at 0:15
tex gyre adventure looks a bit like futura: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tgadventor} –  Mica Feb 16 '11 at 17:52

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Expanding on rvf0068's answer, first get from CTAN and unzip it inside ~/texmf. If you don't have a texmf folder inside ~ then create one.

You then need the font files. You may have these from Adobe or from Linotype, and the instructions are slightly different.

For fonts from Adobe, copy the .pfb files into ~/texmf/fonts/afm/adobe/futura, and rename them:

fub_____.pfb => pfub8a.pfb   
fubo____.pfb => pfubo8a.pfb  
ful_____.pfb => pful8a.pfb   
fulo____.pfb => pfulo8a.pfb  
fuw_____.pfb => pfuk8a.pfb   
fuwo____.pfb => pfuko8a.pfb  
fucb____.pfb => pfub8ac.pfb  
fucbo___.pfb => pfubo8ac.pfb 

Copy the .afm files into texmf/fonts/afm/adobe/futura, and rename in the same way.

On the other hand, for fonts from Linotype copy the .pfb files to ~/texmf/fonts/type1/linotype/futura, and rename:

lte50150.pfb => lful8a.pfb    
lte50151.pfb => lfulo8a.pfb   
lte50152.pfb => lfuk8a.pfb    
lte50153.pfb => lfuko8a.pfb   
lte50154.pfb => lfub8a.pfb    
lte50155.pfb => lfubo8a.pfb   
lte50196.pfb => lfub8ac.pfb   
lte50197.pfb => lfubo8ac.pfb  

Copy the .afm files to ~/texmf/fonts/afm/linotype/futura and rename similarly.

In both cases, you almost certainly will not have the full folder structure inside ~: create what you don't have.

You then need to run updmap to make TeX aware of the font files. Again, the instruction needed depends on the source of the font files. For the Adobe ones:

updmap --enable Map

or for the Linotype ones:

updmap --enable Map

(This is done at the Terminal.)

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I think you need to run updmap as mentioned in pfu.txt : updmap --enable Map for Adobe fonts, updmap --enable Map for LinoType fonts. –  mpg Feb 16 '11 at 10:28
@mpg: oops, I missed that. I'll edit the answer to add it in. –  Joseph Wright Feb 16 '11 at 10:31

See Futura is pfu.

From pfu.txt in that directory:

"This bundle includes all files required to use the "Adobe Futura" Type1 fonts with LaTeX on the Un*x or PC platform."

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@rvf0068: I'm not sure a simple directory listing is going to help install the fonts –  Joseph Wright Feb 15 '11 at 7:57
OTOH, reading the rest of the pfu.txt̀ in this directory should help, since in contains installation instructions. One might add that ~/texmf` should be used as the texmf directory mentioned in this file (it may need to be created), and that the installation instructions for teTeX work for TeX Live, except that running texhash isn't necessary if ~/texmf was used. –  mpg Feb 16 '11 at 0:13
please explain step by step because I could not. And yet, I did not find the files. pfb folder ps: my TeXLive 2010 is installed in the /usr/local/texlive/2010/ –  Regis da Silva Feb 19 '11 at 1:53
help me please /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/fonts –  Regis da Silva Feb 20 '11 at 1:50
But Adobe Futura is a commercial font, so the .pfb files have to be purchased. –  rvf0068 Feb 20 '11 at 4:55

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