truetype fonts in tetex, pdftex, pdflatex

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Sun Feb 17 11:40:55 UTC 2008

François Patte wrote:
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> Le 16.02.2008 18:25, Ian Malone a écrit :
> | Hi,
> |
> | I know a few people here use LaTeX, does anyone know
> | an easy way of getting truetype fonts working with LaTex
> | in Fedora?  I've found several guides online but they
> | require packages like ttf2tfm and ttf2pt1 which are either
> | no longer available for Fedora or never were.
> |
> What you want is xe(la)tex which is available in TeXLive.
> Up release 8 fedora TeX packages were tetex which died a few years ago.
> I have seen thet TeXLive will replace tetex in fedora 9.
> fedora 9 alpha was published a few weeks ago, you could try if TeXLive
> from this release can be installed under fedora 8. I will try it soon,
> but I have to check a lot of things before, because I am too much
> "TeX-dependant".

Thanks for that, it looks like I'll need to be a bit patient then.
(It appears ttf2afm is in tetex-afm, but there's little detail on
generating the maps.)


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