[pdftex] Using Windows fonts in pdfLaTeX

Michael Altmann ma at aie.de
Mon Jul 10 12:54:08 CEST 2017

If you want to use Calibri with pdftex, you could convert the calibri 
font files to PostScript Type 1 files using ttf2pt1 (free command line 
tool) and than follow these instructions:


Best regards - Michael

Am 10.07.17 um 11:40 schrieb Thomas Feuerstack:
> Hi,
> Am 08.07.2017 um 14:21 schrieb Jordy Deweer:
>> Hello everybody. I am new to this list, but I already know the 
>> concepts of a mailing list.
>> I have a question about using a Windows font in pdf(La)TeX.
>> My question is: how could I use Calibri as default font in MiKTeX 
>> v.2.9 using the pdfLaTeX compiler??
> You can't use Windows- (or other TTF-/OTF-Formats) directly with 
> pdfLaTeX. You'll have to migrate them to virtual Fonts, have to write 
> the necessary .fd-Files, etc.etc. - which is at all not a trivial 
> process.
> You should consider to use XeTeX or LuaTeX, instead of pdfLaTeX, where 
> the usage of TTF-/OTF-Fonts (beside some other advanteges) is directly 
> included via the fontspec-package.
> Regards - Thomas

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