Installing a new font#

Fonts are really « just another package », and so should be installed in the same sort of way as packages. However, fonts tend to be more complicated than the average package, and as a result it’s sometimes difficult to see the overall structure.

Font files may appear in any of a large number of different formats; each format has a different function in a system, and each is stored in a directory its own sub-tree in the installation’s TDS tree; all these sub-trees have the directory $TEXMF/fonts as their root. A sequence of answers describes the installation of fonts : follow the list through the « next question » links at the bottom of this answer to view them all. Other answers discuss specific font families — for example, using the concrete fonts.