fontimport(1)                        teTeX                       fontimport(1)


       fontimport - import fonts into the teTeX directory structure


       fontimport [-d] [-f] [-s] [-t] [-m MF-mode] path ...


       fontimport imports TFM and PK font files into appropriate places in the
       teTeX directory tree and revises teTeX’s filename database accordingly.

       Each  path  may be a font file or a directory, either absolute or rela-
       tive to the current directory.  All subdirectories of a given directory
       are  searched  for  font files.  Don’t specify directory names that are
       symbolic links, however, since (at  least  some  versions  of)  find(1)
       won’t dereference them.

       A  font’s destination is determined by variables in the file texmf.cnf.
       By default, fontimport will issue a warning to stderr instead of  over-
       writing an existing font file.  The -f flag forces overwriting.

       fontimport can cope with font names conforming the 8.3-namescheme, too,
       so you can import fonts from either a TDS-compliant or MSDOS  installa-
       tion.  emTeX’s  font libraries are not supported. If you want to import
       fonts from a font library, you need to unpack it with  emTeX’s  fontlib
       utility first.

       The  full pathname of each font successfully imported is echoed to std-
       out.  When fontimport can not parse a font’s name, it will  import  the
       font using a path element of "/unknown/" and issue a warning on stderr.

       fontimport tries to guess the mode of PK files.  With the -m  flag  you
       may specify a fallback mode to be used if the mode can’t be guessed.


       -m MF-MODE
              default Metafont mode for PK files if autodetection fails
       -d     delete font files after copying (i.e., move them)
       -f     force overwrite existing fonts
       -s     do not use other  destinations  than  the  system’s  main
              texmf tree
       -t     test  mode:  just  echo each font’s destination (if any);
              don’t move or copy


       allec(1), allneeded(1), fontexport(1), Fontname:  Filenames  for
       TeX Fonts (


       Thomas Esser (

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