Today I stumbled across the LaTeX font catalogue, which lists all available fonts for LaTeX. I am really surprised that I had not been aware of it earlier. I was also surprised at the number of fonts there. While some new projects such as XeTeX are making all open-type and true-type fonts available to the TeX typesetting system, I still use regular (pdf)LaTeX most of the time, and every once in awhile I like to play around with fonts. And, I think I have finally figured out the correct way to install new fonts using texlive.
- Copy files to the appropriate place under texmf
This will tell TeX that there are new files in its path
sudo updmap-sys --enable <newfont>
This will update the font handling parts of LaTeX
Here is a sample of one font I found pretty cool, and the LaTeX source:
GeSHi Error: GeSHi could not find the language tex (using path /home/robfelty/robfelty.com/wp-content/plugins/codecolorer/lib/geshi/) (code 2)