How can I use "The New Yorker" font by Allen R. Walden (see Fontspace) in regular LaTeX (not in LuLaTeX or XeLaTeX).

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    It is a lot of work to create the fd-, tfm-, ... files that are needed. However, what is the reason that you do not want to use lualatex.
    – user2478
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 7:31
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    LuLaTex not always works with texmaker and Mac since ugrading to El Capitan
    – feder80
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 7:41
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    Please be more specific as to what "not always works" about LuaLaTeX. Do you get error and/or warning messages? If so, what do these messages say? Which version of TeXmaker do you use?
    – Mico
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 8:31
  • Nothing happens. But I think I just found the reason: the path was wrong. no that I have changed it to "/usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/universal-darwin/" it works. So, you would recommend using LuLaTeX?
    – feder80
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 8:36
  • Whatever else you may do, I strongly recommend you upgrade to MacTeX2015.
    – Mico
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 22:06

1 Answer 1


There are two ways to do this:

New school

Use autoinst on NEWYORKR.TTF. It creates all the files you need to use the font with (pdf)LaTeX. You can invoke it like this:

autoinst -encoding=T1      \
         -ts1              \
         -noupdmap         \
         -nooldstyle       \
         -noproportional   \
         -nosmallcaps      \
         -noswash          \
         -notitling        \
         -nosuperior       \
         -noinferiors      \
         -nofractions      \
         -noornaments      \
         -target=./Install \
         -verbose          \

Installed properly, you can have the following result:





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Old school

Create the afm and pfb files from the ttf-file and use fontinst which is somewhat more complex. You have to write a drv file like:

\input fontinst.sty






and a map generator file like:

\input finstmsc.sty
\input fny-rec.tex

Then you have to run tex on the drv and map files plus:

for filename in *.pl; do pltotf $filename; done
for filename in *.vpl; do vptovf $filename; done

Properly installed, you get:




enter image description here

Next thing would be teach fontinst to grab the write glyphs from the fonts where the name in afm does not match fontinst expectation.

  • Hm, in which folder should I run the code? I have to run it in the Terminal of my Mac, or?
    – feder80
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 8:20
  • @feder80 - I did it in a temporary folder where I created also a sub-directory ./Install before running the code. I ran it in bash (I'm not on Mac.) Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 8:50
  • Ok, looks better, but I get some warnings and errors: "otfinfo: verbose: No such file or directory" or "otftotfm: warning: assuming --no-type1 since this font is TrueType-flavored [WARNING] 'otftotfm' returned non-zero; something's wrong! at /Library/TeX/texbin/autoinst line 643."
    – feder80
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 9:05
  • @feder80 - Sorry, my bad, - is missing before verbose, I've updated my answer. I had the warning as well, it worked anyways. Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 10:28
  • the installation works now, but in LaTeX I get the following errror: "! LaTeX Error: File `NewYorker.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)"
    – feder80
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 12:53

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