I'm sure this sort of thing has been asked again and again, but I cannot find a guide or post anywhere that has been able to get me what need. All the online help seems to be aimed at a higher level than I can cope with (no big surprise). So any help I could get here would be greatly appreciated
The font I'm trying to install is Gill Sans.
Although for Windows, this guide seems to be the most hand-holdy http://www.radamir.com/tex/ttf-tex.htm, but can only take me so far
I have the font files in ttf, tfm, vpl, vf, pfb and afm formats, and am happy to use any to get the desired result. I'd like to think that it would just be a case of dropping the relevant files into the appropriate directories and being done, but as I understand it there are a few things preventing me from using the font in Latex - namely making/appending? the map file, having the right directory structure for fonts, and naming the fonts appropriately.
I'd be thankful for help with any of these problems. I should also add that I do not have the option of using XeTeX or any other 'non-standard' form of Latex.