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I'm using TexWork to write my documents. For one document I use a template that requires the font Frutiger. I have the font but I'm not able to install it. So anybody knows where to find a guide how to install a font?

I'm using pdfLaTeX and from the font I have *.map file.

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@roflcopter I removed the texworks tag: Your question doesn't seem to be specific to texworks. –  Seamus Mar 11 '11 at 12:01
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It's difficult to give an answer. You must describe the font : truetype, OTF or PS type 1,etc. Do you have the files .tfm, .map,etc. Do you work with pdflatex or latex or XeTeX. We need all these information to give a correct answer. –  Alain Matthes Mar 11 '11 at 12:30
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TeXWorks is an editor, and installation questions depend on operating system and distribution (e.g., TeXLive). –  Matthew Leingang Mar 11 '11 at 12:51
    
@Altermundus Matthew Leingang Ok I try to update all these information in my question. –  RoflcoptrException Mar 11 '11 at 13:32
    
The template is most likely for XeTeX + fontspec. If that is the case, you can just install it on your system, and fontspec will automagically find it. –  ipavlic Mar 11 '11 at 13:42

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Installing fonts is basically black magic. The font installation guide is helpful, but it's still no walk in the park.

If you really need to use a specific font, XeTeX or LuaTeX might be a better option.

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It's probably not black magic, and I'm sure many of the power users in this community can do it with aplomb. But I agree with the sentiment. When I wanted to start using a larger set of fonts, I switched to XeTeX. –  Matthew Leingang Mar 11 '11 at 12:49
    
Thanks, It took my some hours but now it is finally working! –  RoflcoptrException Mar 11 '11 at 14:56

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