How to install and use the simpsons font? I could not use the following command:


I use TeXLive 2011.

  • You should give more detail: is your operating system Windows, Linux or Apple? There is some information here – DJP Sep 15 '11 at 18:14
  • I use Linux Ubuntu 11.04 + TeXLive 2011 – Regis Santos Sep 15 '11 at 18:18
  • 2
    It's in texlive-extra – DJP Sep 15 '11 at 18:28
  • 4
    @DJP: It's not in TeX Live any more because of licensing issues. Since TeX Live/Debian is frozen to the October 2009 version, the font is still there. – egreg Sep 16 '11 at 8:56

Get the style file and the tfm/mf one from CTAN, save the simpsons.tfm in TEXMFHOME/fonts/tfm/public/simpsons/, the *mf in the source part, then run texhash and it should work.




enter image description here

| improve this answer | |
  • Herbert i use TeXLive 2011 + Ubuntu. and I got the following error !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file simpsons): Font simpsons at 900 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! See my local file /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/public/simpsons how to execute texhash? – Regis Santos Sep 16 '11 at 4:22
  • Did you installed the MetaFont source simpsons.mf with an additional texhash. Did kpsewhich simpsons.mf find the file? – user2478 Sep 16 '11 at 6:20
  • @Regis: Please use comments for this form of feedback. – Martin Scharrer Sep 16 '11 at 7:02
  • Herbert How is this done? – Regis Santos Sep 16 '11 at 13:55
  • save the mf file into your home dir under texmf/fonts/source/simpsons/ and the tf file under texmf/fonts/tmf/public/simpsons/, then it should work. However, did you tried to install the texlive-extra for Unbuntu? – user2478 Sep 16 '11 at 15:06

In Debian, I just noticed that the texlive-fonts-extra package no longer includes the Simpsons files, for copyright reasons. To make this work, I had to download the .mf, .tfm, and .sty files (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/usergrps/uktug/baskervi/4_4) and install thus:


[put other mf files in same place]
  homer.mf     maggie.mf    simpsons.mf
burns.mf     lisa.mf      marge.mf     snpp.mf


You can look in your texmf.cnf file (look in /usr/share somewhere) to make sure /usr/local/share/texmf is TEXMFLOCAL:

TEXMFLOCAL = /usr/local/share/texmf

but I'm pretty sure it will be on most systems.

You can also install this in a home account, but I don't because I've got too many home accounts :)

Then run texhash. After that, examples work. Easiest one to test is bart.tex in the Simpsons folder.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.