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I am a LaTeX user and I am using it on Linux Ubuntu. In my document I want to use handwriting font described here. So i tried to include it by using:

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{la}
\newcommand{\setfont}[2]{{\fontfamily{#1}\selectfont #2}}

in my header and then applying the style using:

\setfont{la}{blah bleh blah bloh}

I got an error that la.sty cannot be found. I know that .sty is a file that needs to be installed on my PC which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I found all the packages needed on CTAN, but unfortunately I don't know how to install them. Can anyone help?

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    Have a look at egreg's answer How to install and use the ocr-a font Commented May 23, 2013 at 5:54
  • I tried following this tutorial and after compiling i still get the same result. In the link you provided i ignored point 3. where he only fixes the bug. So are any other ideas? I am using TEXLIVE.
    – 71GA
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 6:36
  • Manual font installation. I think you might need update updmap-sys Commented May 23, 2013 at 6:49
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    the link you gives show the directory http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fundus/la/ - in it you find the file la.ins. Download it. Using the command latex la.ins then will generate la.sty for you. Commented May 23, 2013 at 6:53
  • I will do this and report back.
    – 71GA
    Commented May 23, 2013 at 7:13

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This is not the answer how to install the la-font, but maybe it is easier to install another handwriting font: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/schulschriften - it is part of TeXLive.

You can get a la-variant with \usefont{T1}{wela}{m}{n}

A MWE (including some other handwriting fonts):

\documentclass[english]{scrartcl} 
\usepackage{babel} 
\usepackage{blindtext} 

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}
% http://www.ctan.org/pkg/schulschriften
%Lateinische Ausgangsschrift
\usefont{T1}{wela}{m}{n}
Lateinische Ausgangsschrift (wela)
\blindtext


%Deutsche Normschrift
\usefont{T1}{wedn}{m}{n}
Deutsche Normschrift (wedn)
\blindtext

%Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift
\usefont{T1}{weva}{m}{n}
Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift (weva)
\blindtext

%Schulausgangsschrift 
\usefont{T1}{wesa}{m}{n}
Schulausgangsschrift  (wesa)
\blindtext

\end{document}

The result:

Example of some handwriting fonts

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