This tag is for questions concerning the TrueType font standards and Truetype fonts related issues.

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“Debugging” installed fonts. Which font is mapped to which serie/shape?

I installed some new fonts using autoinst. Now I have a problem finding back the font family/shape/serie which belongs to my bold font which I believe I installed it. After I did: ...
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Adding a Windows TrueType font to MiKTeX

I just installed MikTeX v. 2.9 I have used MFTI 0.60 with older versions of MikTeX with no problem.. MikTeX 2.9 did away with localtexmf and texmf directories. I tried to figure what to use for ...
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How to install ttf fonts on xelatex + BSD for www user?

I have a web application that runs on apache tomcat. The user for the process is "www". The home directory of this user is "/nonexistent" and I do not want to change that. (It is set to a nonexistent ...
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Installing cm-unicode font family on miktex for use with xelatex

I've been trying to install the font family cm-unicode on my MikTeX distribution (Windows 10). I'm new to XeLaTeX, and can't seem to find proper documentation on the installation of entire TrueType ...
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Which font extension is better to work with XeLaTeX

I am curious to know which font extensions works better when using XeLaTeX to compile a TeX document. I have just downloaded the font Alegreya from CPAN, and it comes with a fonts folder that includes ...
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xelatex doesn't work with beamer and true type font

I am trying to use a true type font in my presentation but I cannot do that withxelatex. Pdf is created although a warning is displayed but font is not chosen one. Warning is below: ...
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How to generate pdf without any Type3 fonts?

For a publisher I have to generate a pdf file which does not contain any Type3 fonts. Until now I thought that using pdflatex on current LaTeX distributions should be enough to get a pdf file without ...
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Embedding Only TrueType Fonts Using XeLaTeX

Background: I'm writing my thesis and per the department guidelines, I have to use TrueType fonts and they need to be embedded in the PDF. Now, I have managed to change everything into Computer ...
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ConTeXt only finds one font style in .ttc file

I've been trying to use a couple of my Mac system fonts in my document, and I'm finding that ConTeXt is only finding one style for a couple of the fonts I've been using. The ones I've tried are ...
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how to use truetype fonts in (La)Tex, no map/encodinggiven, but they follow Unicode

Consider:http://www.languagegeek.com/algon/cree I know all about \XeTex, but that is for inputting the actual glyph (i.e. typing the Cree gylph for ¨ma¨). Rather at ...
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Is there a package/website with non-standard LaTeX Type 1 fonts (e.g., calibri)?

This question continues a question on using True Type Fonts with LaTex (exactly - pdfLatex) asked before. As it follows from the answer, to use any True Type Font in LaTeX one should either use the ...
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Outline text using TrueType fonts

I'd like to write outlined text. Here is a minimal example, what I'd like to achieve. \documentclass[a4paper]{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Hand written fonts in LaTeX for Cyrillics

As shown here Hand written fonts in LaTeX/XeTeX/LuaTeX there are many beautiful hand written fonts in LateX, but all of those for T1. Is there something similar to the cyrillics? Addition to the ...
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Programmatically generating many Tagged PDFs with XeLaTex

Is it possible to create a tagged PDF with XeLaTex or any other Tex Engine? (I need to be able to use TrueType fonts). Furthermore I need to create tagged PDFs of around 70 Books so doing it ...
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Installing true type fonts in MiKTeX and cannot find source file

I would like to use a TrueType font in pdfLatex. I am using MiKTeX 2.9. I am following these instructions: http://www.radamir.com/tex/ttf-tex.htm (If there are updated instructions, please let me ...
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Can't get my pdf and .ps files to use type 1 fonts

I am preparing a paper for submission to ACM proceedings and Digital Library. However, I keep getting the "Your pdf and .ps files both use type 3 fonts, you need use type 1 fonts" error from the ...
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Installing TTF fonts in LaTeX

One of the annoying aspects of LaTeX is the limited number of fonts that come by default, and the pain involved in making new fonts 'LaTeX' ready. I have a collection of truetype fonts that I'd like ...
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How to handle TTF fonts with strange names with XeLaTeX?

I am trying to use this font http://www.dafont.com/ecran-monochrome.font?fpp=100, called "Écran Monochrome" in XeLaTeX. As you can see it has a strange name, both because the accent and the space. ...
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How to install correctly simhei.ttf and simsun.ttc for pdflatex on TEX Live 2013

I have simple document (don't think about the meaning of Chinese characters, they are there only for testing purpose): \documentclass[UTF8,a4paper, 11pt]{ctexart} \begin{document} 第一项 \end{document} ...
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Why (La)TeX can not work with true type fonts?

I know that if one wants to use true type fonts, there are solutions via xelatex or lualatex. My question however is, why it is like so? What is the fundamental difference between latex fonts and ...
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Are there typographical drawbacks to using .otf font files?

Recently I've been messing around with different fonts in LaTeX and tonight got set up with the fontspec package which allows you to use .otf fonts in your LaTeX documents (in my case compiling with ...
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Chartwell fonts and changing colour with ligatures

Bit of a niche question. There is a beautiful set of TrueType fonts called Chartwell designed for producing graphs from text. I am trying to get these to work in Latex. I have switched to Xe(La)tex, ...
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Script for using metatype to convert metafont to TTF?

In the metatype FAQ, there's a section called "I have Metafont sources of some font. How could I convert it to TrueType using Metatype?" In that, he lays out a dozen steps that really should be ...
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TeX Live 2013: TrueType fonts

In the list of changes in TeX Live 2013 it says Prefer TrueType/OpenType fonts to Type1 when the names are the same. But are not Type1 fonts better since they are vector fonts? Can someone ...
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Truetype fonts for dummies?

So I have written a few papers in LaTeX. It does what I want it to, most of the time; my knowledge allows me to ask the right questions, at least. There is one noticeable exception, though: fonts. I ...
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encoding problem

I'm trying to write a program in Python that exports data into PDF. Unfortunately, the well known reportlab module is not available on Python 3. (What a shame.) So I have decided to generate TEX files ...
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Outline font installation in self-contained tree

I'd like to achieve the following: a user should be able to grab a copy of a given directory, place that anywhere in his home directory, and run make to build LaTeX documents in that tree without ...
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TTF font not displaying lowercase letters

I'm trying to use an OCR-A font in a LaTeX document to embed a short code. I've finally got it reading a system font that I've installed (I think from ocr-a-font), which works well in any other ...
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Cannot get braille font to work

I want to use the eurobraille font found here: http://www.fakoo.de/braille-fonts/#achtpunkt in a latex document. I found this script to install ttf fonts: ...
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Why can't I use some TrueType fonts in ConTeXt while others can? [duplicate]

Today, After reading the chapters about typography and fonts in the reference manual, I tried to define my own typescript. After mtxrun --script fonts --reload, I wrote the codes like this: % ...
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autoinst — cannot use truetype font

I'm trying to use the DroidSans font in a deck of slides I'm making with Beamer. I got the truetype file for this font, that is DroidSans-webfont.ttf, hence I executed, in my working directory: $ ...
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Where to find nitty-gritty details about TeX and friends' font handling systems?

The current guides online and in texdoc that I could find did not deal with the problem I have. How to generate font metrics for system installed TrueType and OpenType fonts? How to generate font ...
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Does TeXlive 2012 come with TrueType or OpenType equivalents to common fonts used with latex?

I'm using the package helvet in a document and would like to use the same font in a figure I'm making. Does TeXlive 2012 come with the TrueType or OpenType fonts that correspond to the helvetica clone ...
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Dummy's solution for using of accent from one TTF glyph in another

I am making a document with the Josefin Sans font in LaTeX (using XeLaTeX). However, a pair of symbols I need (Žž) is missing there; I get just an empty space in PDF. I have no idea at all about ...
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XeLaTeX fontspec Century Gothic not using ligatures

I'm trying to use my Century Gothic TrueType font in a document, but it's failing to use the fl and fi ligatures. The input's below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} ...
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How to install and use the key fonts for a TI-Calculator in pdflatex or xelatex

This answer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/37550/4011 suggested that it should be possible to install a font which enables one to typeset the keys of a TI-calculator. Now my question is, how to ...
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Latin Modern Roman for TTF

I can not find TTF version of popular LaTeX font family: Latin Modern Roman. I have found only OTF version. Is there any restrictions about TTF implementation or I am bad in searching?
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How do I use TrueType Fonts with PDFTeX using otftotfm?

I've heard that PDFTeX can use TrueType fonts. There have been several answers related to this, but of these only the first one mentions using otftotfm, which I'm told is the standard way to do it ...
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Is there a combined plain+bold+italic+bolditalic TeX font available as one TTF file?

I am using a GUI control that supports only 1 font. I'd like to find a single font file that combines TeX's main font's plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic font in one font file for use with that GUI ...
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Confused with choosing TTF, OpenType, and Type1

Actually I don't know much about font formats such as TTF, OpenType, and Type1. What are the differences between TTF, OpenType, and Type1? Which one should I use in PDF produced by LaTeX? How to ...
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Custom radical sign with plain XeTeX

I would like to use Cambria Math font in mathematical equation, and I have a simple problem here. plain TeX uses many symbols for the root sign, so it can use the proper one depending on context, ...
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Specifying undefined ligatures with XeTeX

When I started to play with XeTeX, I noticed, that some of the True Type fonts does not produces the standard five ligatures properly (fi, fl, ff, ffi, ffl), even if they have some of the proper ...