[tex-live] Parameters of \Fontfamily

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 17:03:19 CEST 2007

On 9/11/07, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/9/11, Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com>:
> > what values can i use for \fontfamily{...} command.  for example, if i
> > want to use tahoma.  thanks.
> >
> You have to find the name of the tfm file and the fd file, it will
> give you the relevant information. Macros \DeclareFontFamily and
> \DeclareFontShape define the mappings between parameters of LaTeX
> macros and the tfm files, mapping between tfm files and the real fonts
> are in the map files. Anyway, AFAIK tahoma is not a free font, it is
> not a part of TeXLive, so you probably have to make the tfm, fd and
> map files yourself. If you wish to use directly the font installed in
> your OS, you must use Xe(La)TeX. After \usepackage{fontspec} you can
> specify directly \fontspec{tahoma} and you have LaTeX font commands
> available as well as a lot of OpenType features. See "texdoc fontspec"
> for details.

thank you, but i don't plan to switched to another tex distribution
now.  i heard, there is a method ( or program ) which let users create
type1 fonts from windows truetypes including Tahoma.  i just forgot
the program's name and the details of the method.

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