To be compatible with my publisher, I had to make my own font (using fontforge) for a few math symbols. However, I could not figure out how to get latex to use my font, so I ended up just making a pdf/eps with just one symbol for each symbol and including the pdf/eps as a graphic. This works, but now compilation takes forever even when there's only a few pages.
So, how do I get latex to use my font directly rather than include graphics? I need a solution that lets my coauthors simply check out our directory and compile (possible with special flags and stiff) via both latex and pdflatex on both Windows and Linux (assuming they have appropriate packages in the miktex and texlive suites installed). That is, any solution that requires me to put files anywhere besides the directory with my latex files or subdirectories thereof unfortunately does not suffice.
Any help would be most appreciated (if there is a solution at all). I'm not an advanced user, so detailed instructions would be desirable. I have access to both Windows and Linux (specifically Ubuntu) machines for creating any necessary files. Thank you!