Otfinstall - Old Content
otfinstall is a small ruby script that allows you to install OpenType fonts and use them with pdftex/context. It is a frontend to the lcdf type tools, so you need them installed (they come with the texlive 2007).
get otfinstall from . Unzip it and have a look at the example scripts in the directory examples.
To run otfinst.rb you need a oinst file. It looks like this:
vendor "adobe" collection "chaparral" # 'sans' or 'serif' fontclass "serif" # Allowed variants are 'default', 'osf' variants %w(default osf) # Supported faces are 'regular' 'bold' 'italic' and 'bolditalic' regular "ChaparralPro-Regular.otf" bold "ChaparralPro-Bold.otf" italic "ChaparralPro-Italic.otf" bolditalic "ChaparralPro-BoldIt.otf"
Then you can run otfinst.rb like this:
ruby otfinst.rb -f <where your fonts are> yourfont.oinst
The fonts have to be in the directory given in the command line, such as
ruby otfinst.rb -f otffonts yourfont.oinst
and the directory structure has to be like this (from the example above)
. `-- adobe `-- chaparral |-- ChaparralPro-Bold.otf |-- ChaparralPro-BoldIt.otf |-- ChaparralPro-Italic.otf `-- ChaparralPro-Regular.otf
The result is a texmf directory in tds layout with all necessary files for ConTeXt/pdftex. Just copy these files into your local texmf tree or set the TEXMFHOME environment variable to use the fonts. There is also a sample file in texmf/tex/example.
current version is 0.1 (in reality, it is 0.0.0.0.0.0.1)
Installing Adobe Fonts
I tested my install with TeXLive 2008 on Ubuntu 8.10 and it worked perfectly. You need to get my script as Patrick's script has a few bugs, such as not generated a correct typescript when sans is specified and ignores osf (old style numeral) parameter.
My .oinst differs only in that you don't specify the osf parameter in Variants---It's generated by default, just modify the Ruby script if you don't wan't it to behave as such. Make sure you have the same directory structure as above.
Make a test directory in, say, your $HOME.
mkdir oftinstall cd oftinstall
Test my script
Get my .oinst file for WarnockPro, which saves you the effort of copy-and-pasting it.
ruby otfinst.rb -f adobe warnockpro.inst
Report problems to http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.context/47052 thread.