everybody. I'm writing a book and my publisher asked to me to write it with several True Type fonts.

I was researching about how to do it and I found that it is easier with XeLaTeX. Then, I noticed that the fonts in the LaTeX tree have the .pfb extension. After that I searched in internet and I found this ftp page


There are several True Type fonts in that ftp page with the .pfb extension. My question is

Can I install (download and move to) these .pfb font files in my computer and use them directly in LaTeX, compiling with (for example) PdfLaTeX?

If it's possible, how can I do it?

Thanks for your help.

  • 1
    You could use xelatex or LuaLaTeX... Have a look at fontspec. – TeXnician Jul 13 '17 at 15:48
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    .pfb are not true type but type1 fonts. And no you can't use them directly. You will need tfm, fd, map-files too. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 13 '17 at 16:01

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