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Katy Mawhood
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Find "Real Names" for TeX fonts

Postby Katy Mawhood » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:36 am

Hi, I work for a publisher and we frequently receive author supplied content using TeX font naming conventions. Sometimes it is easy to find the original fonts, but not always.

Is there a central location that I can search by the TeX font name prefix? E.g. "TT24D" for "TT24DAo000"?

Thanks in advance.

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:59 am

Hi Katy!

Not so easy, since there's not a maintained list.

General list of font files - run at the command prompt:

updmap-sys --listmaps

On a Unix / Linux system, you can check the list of installed fonts with names by

find /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ -name '*.fd' | xargs grep '\\DeclareFontFamily' | sed 's#.*\\DeclareFontFamily{\([a-zA-Z0-9]*\)}{\([a-zA-Z0-9]*\)}.*# \1 \2#'|less

(suggestion was by Will Robertson of the LaTeX project team) or see the system fonts with


Otherwise I would google, it may bring a result, or search on CTAN for file names.

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Postby Aimee » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:33 am

Thanks Stefan Kottwitz! You guide in a good way as well.

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