[tex-live] Parameters of \Fontfamily

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Sep 11 20:47:16 CEST 2007

Steven Woody writes:
 > 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.

The program is Fontforge, but you are certainly not allowed to convert
the fonts.

Unless you have a full installation, add support for Vietnamese and
try this:



Does this work for you?


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