CTAN Update: installfont

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Mar 16 09:25:40 CET 2010

On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



Summary description: A bash script for installing a LaTeX font family
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
With this script you can install a LaTeX font family
(Postscript Type1,
Truetype, Opentype). At least the four basic cuts + (faked)
small caps 
+ faked slanted, but no expert fonts. The script will rename
the fonts 
automatically (optinal) or will otherwise expect *.afm files
and the
font files (in Postscript Type1 format!) named in the Karl
Berry scheme
(e.g. 5bbr8a.pfb). After running the script, you should have
a working 
font installation in your local TeX tree.

License: LPPL

New in v1.3:

- added installfont-tl for TeXLive (thanks to Christoph Bier)
- added support for Truetype (needs ttf2pt1) and Opentype fonts
  (needs otftotfm (LCDF Typetools) and pf2afm (Ghostscript))
- added evaluation of command line options
- added an uninstall option
- added support for installation as \rmdefault, \sfdefault
or \ttdefault
- Bugfix: automatic renaming failed if installfont was in
working directory
- Bugfix: changed \setstretch (setspace) to \linespread
(option leading)

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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