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Formatting Information — An introduction to typesetting with LATEX

Appendix B: Installing new fonts

Section 1: TrueType and OpenType fonts

This is the simplest, as they are already recognised by your computer, so you just install them in the normal way for your computer system (usually double-click on the font file and select Install from the menus.

On Windows systems, the fonts are made available automatically; on UNIX & GNU/Linux systems, including Apple Macintosh OS X, run the fc-cache utility to give XƎLATEX fast-load access to all the fonts you have installed. Run the program like this:

fc-cache -fv

It can take several minutes, especially if you have a lot of fonts. Once it has finished, you can query the database with the fc-list command and grep for the string you want:

fc-list|grep -i comic|sort
/home/peter/texmf/fonts/type1/comicsans/rcomic8r.pfb: Comic Sans MS:style=Regular
/home/peter/texmf/fonts/type1/comicsans/rcomicbd8r.pfb: Comic Sans MS:style=Bold
/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/rozynski/comicneue/ComicNeue.pfb: Comic Neue:style=Regular