[texhax] fontinst: .AFM (only .PFB and .PFM at hand)

juan mari alberdi wapalgaj at sq.ehu.es
Wed Feb 22 15:18:12 CET 2006

Hello Ulrich,

You can download afm files for Galliard from the Adobe ftp server


Galliard files are number 017 (roman, bold, italic, bolditalic) and number  
192 (black, black italic, ultra, ultra italic). You can find more  
information at the address


Well, at least at that address.


On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 12:41:58 +0100, Ulrich <Zarathustra at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to install the ITC Galliard font that is shipped with ATM.
> Unfortunately, only the .PFB files are present, the .AFM's are missing.
> I tried to make .AFM's from the .PFB's with 'makeafm' which produces
> considerably smaller .AFM's (some info is missing in that files) and
> 'pfm2afm' which produces .AFM's out of .PFM's.
>     Now, when I try to make .TFM (and other) files from that with
> 'fontinst' (no difference if .AFM's have been made with 'makeafm' or with
> 'pfm2afm'), I only get .FD files, but no others (also the produced
> pgl-rec-tex files is 0 bytes).
>     I used the Fontinstallationguide (by Philip Lehmann) and the guide  
> that
> comes with 'fontinst', and done everything exactly as described. Because  
> I
> read somewhere that it's nearly impossible to install a font when no .AFM
> files are included, I think that that's the problem; 'pfm2afm' doesn't  
> make
> useful .AFM's.
> Is there somebody in TeX userland that has experiences with that matter?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Namastè!
> Ulrich

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