I'm using TexWork to write my documents. For one document I use a template that requires the font Frutiger. I have the font but I'm not able to install it. So anybody knows where to find a guide how to install a font?

I'm using pdfLaTeX and from the font I have *.map file.

  • @roflcopter I removed the texworks tag: Your question doesn't seem to be specific to texworks. – Seamus Mar 11 '11 at 12:01
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    It's difficult to give an answer. You must describe the font : truetype, OTF or PS type 1,etc. Do you have the files .tfm, .map,etc. Do you work with pdflatex or latex or XeTeX. We need all these information to give a correct answer. – Alain Matthes Mar 11 '11 at 12:30
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    TeXWorks is an editor, and installation questions depend on operating system and distribution (e.g., TeXLive). – Matthew Leingang Mar 11 '11 at 12:51
  • @Altermundus Matthew Leingang Ok I try to update all these information in my question. – RoflcoptrException Mar 11 '11 at 13:32
  • The template is most likely for XeTeX + fontspec. If that is the case, you can just install it on your system, and fontspec will automagically find it. – ipavlic Mar 11 '11 at 13:42

Installing fonts is basically black magic. The font installation guide is helpful, but it's still no walk in the park.

If you really need to use a specific font, XeTeX or LuaTeX might be a better option.

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  • It's probably not black magic, and I'm sure many of the power users in this community can do it with aplomb. But I agree with the sentiment. When I wanted to start using a larger set of fonts, I switched to XeTeX. – Matthew Leingang Mar 11 '11 at 12:49
  • Thanks, It took my some hours but now it is finally working! – RoflcoptrException Mar 11 '11 at 14:56
  • This link is broken now. Can it be fixed? – Lee White Oct 19 '15 at 12:31
  • @LeeWhite The link should be fixed now. Although, in fairness, you could have just searched for "font installation guide latex" yourself... – Seamus Oct 19 '15 at 14:55

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