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Winfonts: a package to use the basic Windows truetype fonts

This package provide all the files needed to use the standard Windows
fonts in T1 encoding. The fonts supported are:

       Arial           Franklin Gothic     Tahoma           
       Comic Sans      Georgia             Times
       Courier New     Palatino Linotype   Verdana

And the dingbats fonts

       Wingding        Webdings

All these fonts are distributed with Windows XP.
Each font come in various weights and/or shapes. Please read
winfonts-doc.pdf for more informations.

The TS1 encoding is partially supported. However, the euro symbol
(\texteuro) is accessible.


This package is especially suited for Miktex v2.4 (or higher) running
on Microsoft Windows XP. It should work with other version of Windows.

It should be possible to use this package on Linux, but then you
should obtain the corresponding truetype files and install them on
your texmf tree. Moreover you will not be able to visualize your dvi
using xdvi, unless you install an utility like ttf2tfm.


0) First, the winfonts package could be already installed on your
   system. Use the Miktex Package Manager to know if it is the case.

1) Unzip the file winfonts.zip on your local texmf tree (for example

2) If you haven't create yet a local version of the file updmap.cfg
   you should do that now. Consult the file


  and follow the instructions given.

  Now add the following line at the end of your local version of

       Map winfonts.map

3) If you haven't create yet a local version of the file ttf2pk.cfg,
   you should do that now. Create the file


   and add the line

       map ttfonts.map

   Append to this file the line:

       map +winfonts_ttf2tfm.map   

4) Refresh the file name database using "Miktex Options".

5) Run the utility updmap.

6) Enjoy! The fonts are now available in your document with the
   command \fontfamily followed by \selectfont. For example


   to typeset your document with Verdana. 

   The documentation is in the directory:


Happy TeXing !

Paul Pichaureau, Paris, January 2006

Winfonts – Use fonts distributed with Windows XP

The bundle provides the files necessary to use the TrueType fonts Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Franklin Gothic, Georgia, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times and Verdana as text fonts in T1 encoding. It also provides the means to use the fonts Wingding and Webdings as symbol fonts.

All these fonts are distributed with Windows XP; it is possible to use them directly with pdf. The MiK previewer yap will also use the fonts if they are called up in a DVI file; however, there is no provision for creating PostScript files that use the fonts.

LicensesGNU General Public License
Copyright2005 Paul Pichaureau for the MathDesign Project
MaintainerPaul Pichaureau
TopicsFont support
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