Comment trouver de nouvelles fontes ?#

Avec et , on a maintenant accès à l’ensemble des fontes au format OpenType, devenu un standard du domaine.

Voici un catalogue maintenu par Daniel Flipo :

1.  Où trouver des fontes compatibles avec #

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Nowadays, new fonts are seldom developed by industrious people using but if such do appear, they will nowadays be distributed in the same way as any other part of collections. (An historical review of fonts available is held on CTAN as font list ».)

Nowadays, most new fonts that appear are only available in some scalable outline form, and a large proportion is distributed under commercial terms. Such fonts will only make their way to the free distributions (at least Live and if their licensing is such that the distributions can accept them. Commercial fonts (those you have to pay for) do not get to distributions, though support for some of them is held by CTAN.

Arranging for a new font to be usable by is very different, depending on which type of font it is, and which engine you are using; roughly speaking :

  • fonts will work without much fuss (provided their sources are in the correct place in the installation’s tree); dvips, and are « happy » with them. While a new font will need « generating » (by running etc.), distributions are set up to do that « on the fly » and to save the results (for next time).

  • Adobe Type 1 fonts can be made to work, after tfm and (usually) vf files have been created from their metric (afm) files; map files also need to be created. Such fonts will work with and with the (« vanilla ») and dvips combination.

  • TrueType fonts can be made to work with — see Using TrueType fonts with (a rather dated document, dicsussing use with 1.11).

  • TrueType and OpenType fonts are the usual sort used by and ; while straightforward use is pretty easy, one is well-advised to use a package such as fontspec to gain access to the full range of a font’s capabilities.

The answer choice of scalable fonts discusses fonts that are configured for general (both textual and mathematical) use with The list of such fonts is sufficiently short that they can all be discussed in one answer.