Thomas A.Schmitz said this at Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:01:50 +0100:

>Just a quick reply:
>having the afm is already very good. The file without an extension 
>looks suspiciously like a Mac font resource. Can you try running the 
>utility "fondu" on it (from the command line)? That will usually 
>produce the pfbs (very likely, there's more than one: roman, italics, 
>bold ...). Texfont, btw, can equally well work with truetype fonts, so 
>if you have a proper tryetype font with extension .ttf. you might as 
>well use this. texfont will produce a map entry that you will have to 
>modify a bit (so it points to a .ttf instead of the default .pfb), but 
>that's not too difficult. As to names: don't bother, ConTeXt is happy 
>with whatever name you throw at it.

Only a couple things to add:
When fondu generates the .pfb file, copy the .afm to share the new
(probably longer) filename.

Texfont on MacOSX trips on capital letter extensions: make sure they're
uniformly lower case.

If fondu fails you (it hasn't failed me yet), there's also t1unmac (

And if texfont installation fails or inexplicably stalls, you might need
to go in and truncate long (255+ character) lines by manually editing the
text file. I've always found these to be comment/copyright lines, so
you're not hurting anything by doing so.

You lucky so-and-so for getting Andulka!

>On Feb 21, 2005, at 1:58 AM, David Wooten wrote:
>> Greetings all,
>> I've been having a lot of fun struggling with the installation of a 
>> newly purchased font, and wanted to double check a preliminary 
>> question before I give in and ask a more thorough question ;)
>> I'm working with Mac OS X, so I bought a font-set with both Mac TTF 
>> and Postscript files. The Postscript folders have 2 types of file for 
>> each fontname: .afm and another without a suffix. The names also have 
>> uppercase letters, such as AndulBooBol (a.k.a. Andulka Book Bold).
>> For the texfont script, it apparently needs the .afm files and .pfb 
>> files. Thus:
>> 1) Are these non-suffixed files the .pfb files in question? If so, 
>> should I rename (add .pfb to) them before trying to install them? (I 
>> could convert the TTF files to .pfb?)
>> 2) Should I take away the UpperCaseLettering as well? Rename them to 
>> something more Berry-like?
>> In fact, I've tried these things with no success, but before I spell 
>> out the details of my failure I thought I would get this straight.
>> Kind regards,
>> David Wooten
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