I'm trying to install the Web-O-Mints fonts into Texlive on my linux box. I got the files from CTAN in fonts/webomints. The installation instructions were for a teTeX-like installation. The texlive directory structure is a little different but I, hopefully, put the *.tfm, *.pfb and *.fd files in their correct places under the texlive/texmf-local directory. But I'm unclear as to where the webo.map file should go and how to ensure that it is permanently available. I have a vague recollection that updmap -sys should be used for something but can't remember what or how (I do recall that if you use updmap at some point you shouldn't use updmap -sys later, and vice-versa). Also, how do I ensure that all the new files are noticed by LaTeX?

(In the past, say eight years ago, I managed to install several font families but they have all mysteriously vanished, somewhat like my memory!)

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    This is much much easier: tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts, webomints are included. Btw: the map files goes into a similar structure as in texmf-dist, getnonfree is just so much easier. – daleif Jun 27 at 17:31
  • In case you want to do this for fonts not covered by getnonfreefonts, you can use this guide: tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html – Ralf Stubner Jun 27 at 17:37
  • If it is similar to Windows, you should have your webo.map in texlive/texmf-local/fonts/map/webomints/. The font diles are mentioned in psfonts.map and pdftex.map. – Bernard Jun 27 at 18:04
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    @daleif Thanks to you I now have a whole new set of fonts, including webomints. I had spent some considerable time trying to get webomints installed and working but getting and using getnonfreefonts took a fraction of that time, plus getting all the other fonts as well. How about providing an answer based on your comment? – Peter Wilson Jun 28 at 15:34

In this case it is a lot easier to install webomints via the getnonfreefonts feature, see


Remember that once installed (super easy), getnonfreefonts has a help function to list the various options, which include listing the available fonts that can be installed via this tool.

(assuming texlive)

As for installing manually.

  1. see the structure in texmf-dist/fonts/ the structure is fairly straight forward. (map files often go into fonts/map/dvips/ for some reason(?)

    Add the files in a similar structure, but under texmf-local.

  2. Run texhash to update the filename database.

  3. Probably a good idea to test of the system can find webo.map, test via kpsewhich webo.map, it should report the full path. If it reports something like ./webo.map go to a different folder and test form there.
  4. Activating the font:

    updmap --sys --enable Map webo.map
  5. That should hopefully be it.

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