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I'm running TeXLive 2011 under Mac OS X and have How do I go about installing and using the actual Adobe Type 1 (.pfb) Times Roman SC (small caps) and Times Roman Bold SC fonts? I have those Type 1 files. (Does mathptmx or some other package already include the needed .tfm's? Where would I find the .map file to add? Anything else to do?)

Update: progress so far.

Following fontinstallationguide.pdf, I did the following:

(1) Renamed the Adobe-distributed tirsc___.* to ptmrc8a.*, and tibsc___.* to ptmbc8a.*, where * is pbf, pfa, pfm, or arm.

(2) Create .fd, .pl, and .vpl files by TeXing the driver file:

% ptm-drv.tex   
\input fontinst.sty
\needsfontinstversion{1.926}
\recordtransforms{ptm-rec.tex}
\latinfamily{ptm}{}
\endrecordtransforms
\bye

(3) Compile the .tmf and .vpl files by using pltoft and vptovf.

(4) Did not yet copy the created files into my local texmf tree (~/Library/texmf).

Problem: There are overlaps already between system versions of some of these files and the newly-generated versions that would go into the local tree. For example, consider t1ptm.fd:

  • The local version includes entries \DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{m}{sc}{<-> ptmrc8t}{} and \DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{b}{sc}{<-> ptmbc8t}{} which already appear in the system version.
  • The local version includes entry \DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{bx}{sc}{<->ssub * ptm/b/sc}{} which does not appear in the system version.

So what will happen when a LaTeX document is processed that calls for the Times-Roman SC font? Will the local .fd override the system .fd? (If so, then the additional, essential, entries such as \DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{m}{n}{<-> ptmr8t}{}in the system version won't be read!)

Or, will the entries in both the local version and system version be processed? Will this create any conflicts? If so, how resolve?

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You can consult the Font Installation Guide available at

http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf

or

http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide.pdf

that explains step by step how installing new fonts. The "LaTeX Font Guide"

http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/base/fntguide.pdf

will tell you how to integrate the fonts with mathptmx.

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fontinstallationguide.pdf doesn't seem to suffice. I have Adobe tirsc___.pfb, tirsc___.pfm, tibsc___.pfb, tibsc___.pfm. I renamed them ptmrc8a.pfb, ptmrc8a.pfm, pfmb8a.pfb, pfmb8a.pfm, respectively. I then tex'ed file ptm-drv.tex: \input fontinst.sty \needsfontinstversion{1.926} \recordtransforms{ptm-rec.tex} \latinfamily{ptm}{} \endrecordtransforms \bye but this creates only .fd files and no .pl or .vpl (and ptm-rec.tex is empty). Similarly for pfm-drv.tex. What's wrong? How proceed? –  murray Aug 4 at 20:58

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