[tex-live] Installing an font from CTAN in the TeXLive tree

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Feb 26 22:34:38 CET 2012

On 2012-02-26 at 16:05:28 -0500, John Minter wrote:

 > I would really appreciate some help in solving a problem installing a
 > font in my TeXLive tree. I've looked at the documentation and tried my
 > best, but seem to be missing something. I'd appreciate some help. I'm
 > using TeXLive 2011 on MacOSX
 > Objective: Install simpsons font in my texmf-local tree. (It was
 > removed from TL standard but is available on CTAN)
 > What I have done:
 > Installed the all the .mf files in:
 > /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/source/public/simpsons
 > Installed the .tfm file in:
 > /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/source/public/simpsons
 > Installed simpsons.sty in
 > /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/public/simpsons
 > did mktexlsr
 > kpsewhich simpsons.sty
 > kpsewhich simpsons.tfm
 > kpsewhich simpsons.mf
 > (it found all of them)
 > updmap-sys --enable Map=simpsons.map
 > ERROR:  The following map file(s) couldn't be found:
 > 	         simpsons.map
 > I removed it by: updmap-sys --syncwithtrees
 > so at least everything else works...

You need map files only for Type 1 and TrueType fonts.  Hence there is
nothing to do.  Did you try to use the font?


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