[tex-live] Unicode font support
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Sun May 3 01:38:55 CEST 2009
On 2 May, 2009, at 16:08, Timothy Legg wrote:
> Thanks to all whom helped me produce my first DVI file since I left
> college years ago!
> I just have a minor issue. I am trying to produce a document that
> is not in English and, other than punctuation, has no Latin
> characters. Need I mention, the document was a few hundred pages
> shorter than I had expected.
> I have a TTF file that has the characters I want to have.
> I found some directories with TTF files in them,
> for example:
As Zdenek said, you should use texmf-local...
> So I can copy the file into one of these directories, but how would
> I ensure that it will find/use it?
Ah! Here is the problem! It's really not simple (but there is an easy
solution ---see below). First, to use it in standard (pdf)LaTeX, see
(a bit outdated but good):
then, for the official guides, in your Terminal,
the latter should open
Now ---the easy solution: XeTeX (you already have it); see examples at
For documentation, texdoc xetex and texdoc fontspec
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