[OS X TeX] Is it possible to use Arial fonts in plain TeX using TeXShop?

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Tue Oct 29 04:38:15 CET 2013

On Oct 28, 2013, at 11:19 PM, juan tolosa <juantolo at me.com> wrote:

> How do you install the urv-arial fonts for use with plain TeX?

Open an Terminal window and get the getnonfreefonts script from CTAN using curl:

curl -O http://tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts/install-getnonfreefonts

then run the install script as admin:

sudo texlua install-getnonfreefonts

Now you have a script installed that can install the fonts for you.

The available fonts are:

arial-urw      Arial (URW)                                  
classico       Classico (URW)                               
dayroman       DayRoman (Apostrophiclabs)                   
eurofont       Euro symbols (Adobe)                        
garamond       GaramondNo8 (URW)                            
garamondx      GaramondNo8 Expert (Michael Sharpe)          
lettergothic   LetterGothic (URW)                           
luximono       LuxiMono (Bigelow & Holmes)                  
vntex-nonfree  VnTeX nonfree (Han The Thanh)               
webomints      Webomints (Galapagos Design Group)           

If you want to install all the fonts you can do:

sudo getnonfreefonts-sys —all

Or alternatively, if you just want to install arial-urw then you can do:

sudo getnonfreefonts-sys arial-urw

The fonts will be installed in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts


> Thanks
>       Juan
> On Oct 28, 2013, at 5:06 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>> \font\arial=ua1r8r at 10pt
>> \arial Some text
>> \bye
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