prad a écrit :
Most commonly, Type1 (read ``PostScript vector'') TeX fonts are present
on the disk as PFA or PFB files (PostScript font ascii, binary). They
are usually stored under
i need greek letters for math work.
latex has the fonts of course, but i don't have the \mu \ro etc on
regular programs such as inkscape.
i've installed texcm-ttf, but only go a couple of greek letters.
The TrueType fonts available to TeX are present on the disk under
(I use the $ to prefix generic names. $TEXMF is usually texmf, ot
texmf-local or texmf-texlive and $PREFIX /usr/local.)
On the KUbuntu system I have at work,
> ls /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/truetype/public/belleek/
blex.ttf blsy.ttf rblmi.ttf
These fonts are true type versions of TeX fonts, EX (extended,
containing extra large braces, radicals, triple integrals etc.) SY
(symbol) and MI (math italics, containing all the greek).
If you did not find a suitable TrueType font on your installation, try
to search the CTAN (ctan.org), it mimics the file hierarchy common to
most TeX installation, so you will easily find TrueType fonts available
If all of this fails, you can go with type 1 fonts, most TeX symbols
fonts are also available as Type1 fonts. If your software cannot use
these fonts, you may try to convert them to TrueType format, with
appropriate software. Fontforge (in the ports) is capable to do this.
Note that fonts resulting form a conversion may not be suitable for all
use, many years ago I wanted to have TeX fonts in X11, and got nice
glyphs with funny spacing. I did not investigate the resaons of this
failure, nor the contemporary behaviour, though.
Last I did not mention which font to look for. A complete collection of
type 1 fonts reproducing the look of the venrable Computer Modern is the
Latin Modern font (VENDOR=public, FONT=lm).
I hope this helps,
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