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Re: Downloading and installing fonts from ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/fonts/psfonts/


(1) You need the fonts. Most fonts are commercial.

See http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_088.html for Sabon
and http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_197.html for SC and OsF

(2) You can avoid the complexities by using TFMs from

See also http://www.yandy.com/usely1.htm

(3) If you do want to do it the hard way get

``TeX Unbound'', by Alan Hoenig


`The LaTeX Graphics Companion'
Michel Goosens, Sebastian Rahtz, Frank Mittelbach
Addison-Wesley, 1997
ISBN 0-201-85469-4

which, despite its name, has one of the more readable
discussions of the TeX font mess

Regards, Berthold.

At 18:29 2000-09-07 +0200, Pablo Nogueira wrote:

I am a LaTeX user and want to install,say, the Sabon font in my Linux
Now, what I find at the DANTE site is a sabon.zip with many .vf, .tfm...
files, and a very brief README that provides little information on where
to put or what to do with those files.
    I do not have time to go over the hundred diverse documents
explaining the messy intricacies of fonts in TeX and wonder if there is
a make or sort that places those files in the proper place or that makes
the instalation of the font into my system automatically so that I just
have to write a simple \usepackage{sabon} in my LaTeX files.


Berthold K.P. Horn mailto:bkph@ai.mit.edu http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/bkph (NC)