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Re: Location of Type 1 fonts

"Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org> schrieb:

> I'm confused as to where to place Type 1 fonts.  Should they go into
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 or /usr/share/fonts/type1?  Why do some TeX
> packages have their fonts under /usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1?

If the fonts are meant to be used by TeX applications, they must reside
within the TEXMFMAIN tree, that is /usr/share/texmf/. This only makes
sense, however, if the TeX Font Metric files (*.tfm) are also
available. Though not strictly necessary to function AFAIK, the font
filenames in TEXMFMAIN should follow the Berry scheme.

The lmodern package is an example for making fonts available both to TeX
applications and to defoma/X11.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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