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GNU TeXmacs has been designed in order to cooperate with the TeTeX distribution of TeX on Unix systems and in particular under GNU/Linux. The TeTeX distribution comes with several Type 1 fonts as well as the Metafont system to generate additional bitmap fonts.

Unfortunately, the Type 1 fonts shipped with TeTeX are not suitable for most European languages. The default version of TeXmacs therefore comes with a few additional fonts and falls back on Metafont for missing fonts. Nevertheless, more additional fonts can be downloaded both as an RPM package or as a tarball. Moreover, in case that you did not install TeTeX (or another suitable TeX distribution), you may install an even more complete set of fonts.

Also, TeXmacs 1.0.6.1 and later comes with support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean to TeXmacs. This requires the installation of additional CJK fonts.

RPM with extra fonts

If you installed TeXmacs using the RPM, then you may download an RPM (5.0 Mb) with extra fonts and install it using

    rpm -i TeXmacs-extra-fonts-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Tarball with extra fonts

If you installed TeXmacs from the static binaries, then you may download a tarball (5.8 Mb) with extra fonts. After downloading, cd into the directory ~/.TeXmacs (which you have to create if it does not already exist) and unpack the fonts using

    gunzip -c TeXmacs-extra-fonts-1.0-noarch.tar.gz | tar xvf -

The same procedure applies when you installed TeXmacs from the source code. In that case, and before compiling the source code, you have to unpack the tarball in the TeXmacs subdirectory of the directory with the source code. Again, this directory should have a subdirectory fonts.

Tarball for systems without TeX/LaTeX

Whenever you don't have a suitable TeX/LaTeX distribution like TeTeX installed on your system, then you may download a tarball (10.0 Mb) with a reasonably complete set of Type 1 fonts for basic use of TeXmacs (in fact, these are precisely the fonts which are provided in the native Windows version of TeXmacs). After downloading, cd into the directory ~/.TeXmacs (which you have to create if it does not already exist) and unpack the fonts using

    gunzip -c TeXmacs-windows-fonts-1.0-noarch.tar.gz | tar xvf -

Fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean

From version 1.0.6.1 on, TeXmacs comes with support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean. However, the standard distributions do not include the necessary fonts, which can be downloaded separately:

After downloading, cd into the directory ~/.TeXmacs (which you have to create if it does not already exist) and unpack the fonts using

    gunzip -c TeXmacs-language-fonts.tar.gz | tar xvf -

Remark 1. If you do not have ftp access, then you might wish to download from the web.

Remark 2. More exotic fonts may be added by the user in the directory of ~/.TeXmacs/fonts). Just add additional tfm files to the tfm subdirectory, pfb files to the pfb subdirectory and so on. Notice that TeXmacs only recognizes a subset of the fonts which come with traditional TeX distributions. To find out whether a particular font is supported, check the files in the directory $TEXMACS_PATH/progs/fonts.

Remark 3. Sometimes, it may happen that manually installed fonts are not immediately recognized. In that case, you may try to launch TeXmacs once using the command

    texmacs --delete-font-cache &

This should not be necessary for the installation of the officially supported extra fonts at their standard locations.

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