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How to install and use the simpsons font? I could not use the following command:


I use TeXLive 2011.

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You should give more detail: is your operating system Windows, Linux or Apple? There is some information here –  DJP Sep 15 '11 at 18:14
I use Linux Ubuntu 11.04 + TeXLive 2011 –  Regis da Silva Sep 15 '11 at 18:18
It's in texlive-extra –  DJP Sep 15 '11 at 18:28
@DJP: It's not in TeX Live any more because of licensing issues. Since TeX Live/Debian is frozen to the October 2009 version, the font is still there. –  egreg Sep 16 '11 at 8:56

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Get the style file and the tfm/mf one from CTAN, save the simpsons.tfm in TEXMFHOME/fonts/tfm/public/simpsons/, the *mf in the source part, then run texhash and it should work.




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Herbert i use TeXLive 2011 + Ubuntu. and I got the following error !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file simpsons): Font simpsons at 900 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! See my local file /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/simpsons how to execute texhash? –  Regis da Silva Sep 16 '11 at 4:22
Did you installed the MetaFont source simpsons.mf with an additional texhash. Did kpsewhich simpsons.mf find the file? –  Herbert Sep 16 '11 at 6:20
@Regis: Please use comments for this form of feedback. –  Martin Scharrer Sep 16 '11 at 7:02
Herbert How is this done? –  Regis da Silva Sep 16 '11 at 13:55
save the mf file into your home dir under texmf/fonts/source/simpsons/ and the tf file under texmf/fonts/tmf/public/simpsons/, then it should work. However, did you tried to install the texlive-extra for Unbuntu? –  Herbert Sep 16 '11 at 15:06

In Debian, I just noticed that the texlive-fonts-extra package no longer includes the Simpsons files, for copyright reasons. To make this work, I had to download the .mf, .tfm, and .sty files (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/usergrps/uktug/baskervi/4_4) and install thus:


[put other mf files in same place]
  homer.mf     maggie.mf    simpsons.mf
burns.mf     lisa.mf      marge.mf     snpp.mf


You can look in your texmf.cnf file (look in /usr/share somewhere) to make sure /usr/local/share/texmf is TEXMFLOCAL:

TEXMFLOCAL = /usr/local/share/texmf

but I'm pretty sure it will be on most systems.

You can also install this in a home account, but I don't because I've got too many home accounts :)

Then run texhash. After that, examples work. Easiest one to test is bart.tex in the Simpsons folder.

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