[Tugindia] installing wikner's devanagari fonts on Linux
cvr at river-valley.com
Mon Sep 19 06:33:23 CEST 2005
On Mon, September 19, 2005 1:18 am, Ravi Parimi said:
> I have been trying to figure out how to install Wikner's fonts on my
> Linux machine (CentOS 4.1).
> I downloaded all the files from
> and went through all the steps detailed in the readme.txt to create
> the .fm, .tfm etc.. files
> There are some parts in the readme I am unable to understand. It
> mentions that the files ifthen.sty, relsize.sty and multicol.sty are
ifthen.sty and multicol.sty are part of any standard TeX distribution.
It should be available at your:
($TEXMF in a linux box might be /usr/share/texmf or /usr/local/texmf or
/usr/local/share/texmf or ...)
relsize.sty is available at:
> required, but I do not find them either in the downloaded directory or
> on my linux machine.
> Also, now that I have these *.fm, *.tfm files, I do not know where to
> copy them and how to let the latex system know that these files are
> present. I searched the web and briefly looked at the fontinst guide
> as well, but am not sure how I should proceed from here.
copy the *.mf (not *.fm) files to:
copy the *.tfm files to:
copy the *.pfb files to:
copy the *.fd and *.sty files to:
copy the *.map file to:
Open $TEXMF/dvips/config/config.ps in a text editor and add the following
line at the end:
Save the file and exit.
Run 'texhash' from the command prompt to update your TeX's file database.
That is all.
> Can someone please show me how to get these fonts installed on my
> system? Any pointers to documentation will also be very helpful.
> I looked at a few sanskrit (Vedic) documents written using Wikner's
> fonts and am very impressed with their quality. I'd be glad to know if
> there are newer (or better) versions of devanagari fonts (that support
> vedic accents) that can be installed on Linux systems.
You might take a look at
which is the project page of devnagari fonts for TeX and friends. You can
grab the newest version of the fonts here.
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