The Czech TUG homepage has instructions and files to install the Lido STF fonts here. I don't know much about how fonts work in TeX, and the files have a modification date of 2001, so I'd like to ask:

  1. Are these instructions up-to-date and correct? If not, please provide corrections.
  2. Do I need to install the OFS package? This is unclear for me from the instructions.
  3. How do I invoke the font in my documents?

(I know I can just use XeTeX, but it's sometimes fun to do things like this. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.)

Here is a summary in case the link breaks.

  1. Unpack the .tgz archive.
  2. Insert the following line into texmf/dvips/config/config.ps:

    p +slido.map

  3. Insert the following line into texmf/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg:

    map +slido.map

  4. In texmf/web2c/mktex.cnf, delete fontmaps from the line setting MT-FEATURES.

  5. Run texhash.

Correct installation instructions for MiKTeX

  1. Unpack the .tgz archive into your texmf tree.
  2. In the command line run initexmf --edit-config-file updmap
  3. A text file appears; enter Map slido.map (as the last line probably, the file was empty in my case, except a comment.) Save and close the file.
  4. Run texhash.
  5. Run initexmf --mkmaps.

(You may have to run all command line stuff as administrator, depending on whether you saved the files to a global texmf tree ("common root directory") or a local (user) one. All MiKTeX command line utils have the --admin option.)

In a LaTeX document you can now enable the font globally with


or locally with


The OFS package is not needed for basic usage of the font, but the homepage recommends installing it. It is needed if you want to \usepackage{slido} or \input slido because the provided .sty and .tex files use OFS macros.

Here's a MWE:


\textbf{öüóőú \textit{éáűí}}

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