getnonfreefonts - download and install fonts which cannot be distributed on a CD
getnonfreefonts-sys - download and install fonts system-wide which cannot be distributed on a CD
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
getnonfreefonts [ options ] [ fontlist ]
getnonfreefonts-sys [ options ] [ fontlist ]
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
Some font suppliers provided fonts which can be used freely but they disallow that money is charged for the distribution. Hence, for distributions on CD or DVD it is usually impossible to include these fonts.
getnonfreefonts is a script which downloads and installs these fonts. Actually, it first downloads the program getfont<year> from tug.org which is then executed. getfont<year> does the real work. It will be updated occasionally to support more fonts. <year> denotes the TeXLive release.
getnonfreefonts-sys are identical except that
getnonfreefonts installs files to $TEXMFHOME while
getnonfreefonts-sys installs files to $TEXMFLOCAL. getfont<year> will not be installed permanently on your system. It only exists in a temporary directory while getnonfreefonts is running. Run
getnonfreefonts --lsfonts to get a list of supported fonts.
4. OPTIONS ▲
.rg Install all fonts.
.rg Provide additional messages for debugging. These messages are sent to STDERR.
.rg Install fonts even if they are installed already.
.rg Print a help message. Nothing is installed but the directories where the fonts will be installed and the temporary directory are shown. < PID > will be replaced by the process ID of the current process.
.rg List all available fonts and tell whether they are installed already.
.rg If you call
getnonfreefonts with the
--sys option it behaves exactly like
.rg Be more verbose. This option is only needed for debugging.
.rg Print version number.
5. ENVIRONMENT ▲
One of the environment variables
TMPDIR must exist. They are used to determine where to put the temporary files. The directory must exist and must be writable.
/tmp will be used if none of the variables is defined.
6. REQUIREMENTS ▲
Though this program is supposed to be used with
TeX Live it might work with other TeX distributions too. The programs
kpsewhich have to be installed and a recent version of
updmap is required which supports the
7. BUGS ▲
Please send bug reports to Reinhard Kotucha <>.