I'm very interested in the concept of TeX, specifically the use of mark-up language to organize the content of documents. I'm also very interested in typography and I am under the impression (I forget how) that TeX handles OpenType fonts and their multitude of fancy features very well.
Today I downloaded TeX Live for Windows and it seems alright. What I'm very disappointed about is how complicated it seems to be to use different fonts. I've been browsing the internet about this and what I gather is that fonts need to be in some specific format with other supporting files and all of it packaged then imported in the LaTeX document.
So about my question; have I missed something obvious? Is there some kind of command where you specify the font file's path and that's all you need to be able to use it in the document?