# [tex-live] Parameters of \Fontfamily

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 04:05:17 CEST 2007

On 9/12/07, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> 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:
> _________________________________
> \documentclass{article}
>
> \usepackage[T5]{fontenc}
> \renewcommand{\sfdefault}{jth}
>
> \begin{document}
> \textsf{test}
> \end{document}
> _________________________________
>
> Does this work for you?
>
> Regards,
>   Reinhard
>

thanks. i will try ...