MacroTeX Technical Typesetting and Book Production Home What we do Support Samples Contacts Here are step-by-step instructions for adding a PostScript font to MiKTeX so that both dvips and yap (MiKTeX's .dvi viewer) can render the font properly. (Note that I am assuming you already have the correct .tfm file for the font and that you can compile your TeX file without errors.) You will need the following files PFB: Adobe Type 1 font (.pfb) AFM: font metric file (.afm) TFM: TeX font metric file (.tfm) A `.map` file which tells dvips how to embed the font PFM: PostScript Font Metrics file (.pfm) (OPTIONAL) Note that dvips does not need the AFM file, but yap needs both the PFB and AFM files. The PFM file is not used by the MiKTeX system, but is necessary if you want other Windows applications (such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Word) to see the font. Let's assume that the Type 1 font is contained in the file `myfont.pfb`, the Adobe font metric file in `myfont.afm`, and the TFM file in `myfont.tfm`. Copy the Type 1 font to a subdirectory of MiKTeX's Type 1 font directory, usually `C:\texmf\fonts\type1`. If there is not already a subdirectory suitable for this font, create a new one. Copy the Adobe font metric file `myfont.afm` to a subdirectory of MiKTeX's afm font directory, usually `C:\texmf\fonts\afm`. If there is not already a subdirectory suitable for this font, create a new one. Copy the `.map` to the dvips configuration directory with the other `.map` files. There is usually a subdirectory of `C:\texmf\dvips` for each font (for example, the `.map` files for the Bluesky Type 1 fonts are in `C:\texmf\dvips\bluesky`). Edit the dvips configuration file, usually `c:\texmf\dvips\config\config.ps` and add the line ```p +myfont.map ``` Edit the file `updmap.cfg` file which is usually in `c:\texmf\miktex\config` and add the line ```Map myfont.map ``` From the command line run ```initexmf --mkmaps ``` Open the MikTeX Options GUI interface and choose the "General" tab. Click on the "Refresh Now" button in the "File name database" section. You should now be able to view the font in both yap and dvips. Home What we do Support Samples Contacts Copyright 1999, 2001-2004 Macrotex Services. Check that this is valid XHTML 1.0