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 am not using Computer Modern (ever), and have happily used CTAN-provided font packages since day 1. Recently I even managed to get Minion Pro up and running. Every now and then, however, there's a special font I'd like to use, usually of the TrueType variety. More often than not, these are not free (or they are not of sufficient interest to the public at large), so there is no simple package for me to use. My question is: how and where do I learn how to create one? How do I go from my .ttf font to
I am ready, willing and able to read, learn and follow instructions, but where do I even start?
PS: Please do not suggest either LuaTeX or XeTeX, which unfortunately are not an option in my case.