CTAN Update: installfont

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Jul 16 21:16:14 CEST 2013

Josef Kleber submitted an update to the



Version number: v1.7
License type: lppl

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

Announcement text:

With this script (installfont for MiKTeX; installfont-tl for
TeXLive), you can install a LaTeX font family (Postscript Type1,
Truetype, Opentype). It supports font series from light to 
ultra bold + (faked) small caps + faked slanted, but no expert
fonts. The script will rename the fonts automatically (optional)
or will otherwise expect *.afm files and the font files (in
Postscript Type1 format!) named in the Karl Berry scheme 
(e.g. 5nar8a.pfb). After running the script, you should
have a working font installation in your local TeX tree.

For this month's (07/2013) free font on www.freefont.de,
simply run

installfont-tl -t otf -f 6sf -n 'Softmaker Stafford Serial'
-c Staffort -P SMFF at Ssf -p stafford -m stafford -O -d 2013/07/15
-v v1.0 -s softmakerfreefont/Stafford

to create and install support files for the usage of Softmaker
Stafford Serial from light to ultra bold font series.

License: LPPL

Changes in v1.7:

- fixed broken TeXLive version installfont-tl
  kpseexpand ... -> kpsewhich --expand-var=...


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  Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra RĂ¼be-Pugliese

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