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       getnonfreefonts - download and install fonts which cannot be distributed on a CD

       getnonfreefonts-sys  -  download and install fonts system-wide which cannot be distributed
       on a CD


       getnonfreefonts [options] [fontlist]

       getnonfreefonts-sys [options] [fontlist]


       Some font suppliers provided fonts which can be used freely but they disallow  that  money
       is  charged  for  the  distribution.   Hence, for distributions on CD or DVD it is usually
       impossible to include these fonts.

       getnonfreefonts is a script which downloads and installs these fonts.  Actually, it  first
       downloads  the  program  getfont<year> from which is then executed.  getfont<year>
       does the real work.  It will be  updated  occasionally  to  support  more  fonts.   <year>
       denotes the TeXLive release.

       getnonfreefonts and getnonfreefonts-sys are identical except that getnonfreefonts installs
       files to $TEXMFHOME while getnonfreefonts-sys installs files to $TEXMFLOCAL.

       getfont<year> will not be installed permanently on your  system.   It  only  exists  in  a
       temporary directory while getnonfreefonts is running.

       Run getnonfreefonts --lsfonts to get a list of supported fonts.


       -a, --all
              Install all fonts.

       -d, --debug
              Provide additional messages for debugging.  These messages are sent to STDERR.

       -f, --force
              Install fonts even if they are installed already.

       -h, --help
              Print  a  help  message.   Nothing is installed but the directories where the fonts
              will be installed and the temporary directory are shown.  <PID> will be replaced by
              the process ID of the current process.

       -l, --lsfonts
              List all available fonts and tell whether they are installed already.

       --sys  If  you  call  getnonfreefonts  with  the  --sys  option  it  behaves  exactly like

       -v, --verbose
              Be more verbose.  This option is only needed for debugging.

              Print version number.


       One of the environment variables TMP, TEMP, or  TMPDIR  must  exist.   They  are  used  to
       determine  where  to  put  the  temporary  files.   The  directory  must exist and must be
       writable.  /tmp will be used if none of the variables is defined.


       Though this program is supposed to be used with TeX Live it  might  work  with  other  TeX
       distributions  too.   The programs wget or curl, unzip, and kpsewhich have to be installed
       and a recent version of updmap is required which supports the --enable option.


       Please send bug reports to Reinhard Kotucha <>.