[texhax] Creating TeX Font Metrics (TFM) file from TrueType Fonts (TTF)

Stefan Björk stefan.bjork at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 11:04:50 CET 2009

I have managed to install some of the Microsoft core fonts in TeX
(texlive and MikTeX), namely Georgia (jgi) and Verdana (jvn). This
works well with pdfTeX, but when ordinary TeX and DVI files are used,
the wrong glyphs are used for non ASCII characets.

I guess this is a matter of using the ttf2tfm tools correctly, but
this is a quite complicated tool that requires knowledge about
typesetting and truetype fonts that I do not have.

Has someone succeeded in creating working TFM files for Microsoft TTF
files, with working ligatures and european latin characters?


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