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# Installing a Type 1 font
Once you have a prepared Type 1 font, either direct from CTAN
or the like, or having [
prepared it yourself](FAQ-prept1font.md),
you can get on with installation.
The procedure is merely an extension of that for packages, etc., so much of what follows will be familiar:
- Install the files, in your local `texmf` tree (the advice
about installing non-standard things applies here, too). The following list gives reasonable destinations for the various files related to a font family ‹_fname_›: ``` .pfb, .pfa .../fonts/type1/<foundry>/<fname> .tfm .../fonts/tfm/<foundry>/<fname> .vf .../fonts/vf/<foundry>/<fname> .sty, .fd .../tex/latex/<fname> .map .../fonts/map/dvips/<foundry> ``` but if you are lucky, you will be starting from a distribution from CTAN and there is a corresponding `tds.zip` file: using this TDS-file saves the bother of deciding where to put your files in the TDS tree.
- Regenerate the file indexes (as described in
- Update the `dvips`, pdfTeX and other maps:
- On any current TeX Live-based system, or a teTeX v3.0
system, execute the command
``` updmap-sys --enable Map <fname>.map ``` as root. (If you _can_ use `updmap-sys` — do; if not — presumably because your (La)TeX system was set up by someone else — you have to fall back on plain `updmap`, but be aware that it's a potent source of confusion, setting up map sets that might be changed behind your back.) - On a current MiKTeX system, update the system file `updmap.cfg`, using the shell command ``` initexmf --edit-config-file updmap ``` adding a line at the end: ``` Map <fname>.map ``` for each font family ‹_fname_› you are adding to the system. Now generate revised maps with the shell command ``` initexmf --mkmaps ``` This, and other matters, are described in MiKTeX [''advanced'' documentation](http://docs.miktex.org/manual/advanced.html).
Both processes (preparing and installing a font) are very well (and thoroughly) described in Philipp Lehman's guide to font installation, which may be found on CTAN.