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       autoinst - wrapper around the LCDF TypeTools, for installing OpenType fonts in LaTeX.


       autoinst [options] fontfile(s)


       Eddie Kohler's LCDF TypeTools are superb tools for installing OpenType fonts in LaTeX, but
       they can be hard to use: they need many, often long, command lines and don't generate the
       fd and sty files LaTeX needs.  autoinst simplifies the use of the TypeTools for font
       installation by generating and executing all commands for otftotfm and by creating and
       installing all necessary fd and sty files.

       Given a family of font files (in otf or ttf format), autoinst will create several LaTeX
       font families:

         -  Four text families (with lining and oldstyle digits, in both tabular and proportional
            variants), each with the following shapes:

              n       Roman text

              it, sl  Italic and slanted (sometimes called oblique) text

              sc      Small caps

              sw      Swash

              tl      Titling shape. Meant for all-caps text only (even though it sometimes
                      contains lowercase glyphs as well), where letterspacing and the positioning
                      of punctuation characters have been adjusted to suit all-caps text.  (This
                      shape is only generated for the families with lining digits, since old-
                      style digits make no sense with all-caps text.)

              scit, scsl
                      Italic and slanted small caps

              nw      "Upright swash"; usually normal text with "oldstyle" ligatures such as ct,
                      sp and st.

              tlit, tlsl
                      Italic and slanted titling text

         -  For each text family: a family of TS1-encoded symbol fonts, in roman, italic and
            slanted shapes.

         -  Four families with superiors, inferiors, numerators and denominators, in roman,
            italic and slanted shapes.

         -  An ornament family, in roman, italic and slanted shapes.

       Of course, if the fonts don't contain italics, oldstyle digits, small caps etc., the
       corresponding shapes and families are not created.  Furthermore, the creation of most
       families and shapes can be controlled by command-line options (see "COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS"

       These families use the FontPro project's naming scheme: <FontFamily>-<Suffix>, where
       <Suffix> is:

       LF      proportional (i.e., figures have varying widths) lining figures

       TLF     tabular (i.e., all figures have the same width) lining figures

       OsF     proportional oldstyle figures

       TOsF    tabular oldstyle figures

       Sup     superior characters (many fonts have only an incomplete set of superior
               characters: digits, some punctuation and the letters abdeilmnorst; normal forms
               are used for other characters)

       Inf     inferior characters; usually only digits and some punctuation, normal forms for
               other characters

       Orn     ornaments

       Numr    numerators

       Dnom    denominators

       The generated fonts are named <FontName>-<suffix>-<shape>-<enc>, where <suffix> is the
       same as above (but in lowercase), <shape> is either empty, "sc", "swash" or "titling", and
       <enc> is the encoding.  A typical name in this scheme is "LinLibertineO-osf-sc-ly1".

   On the choice of text encoding
       By default, autoinst generates text fonts with OT1, T1 and LY1 encodings, and the
       generated style files use LY1 as the default text encoding.  LY1 has been chosen over T1
       because it has some empty slots to accomodate the additional ligatures provided by many
       OpenType fonts.  Different encodings can be chosen using the -encoding command-line option
       (see "COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS" below).

   Using the fonts in your LaTeX documents
       autoinst generates a style file for using the font in LaTeX documents, named
       <FontFamily>.sty. This style file also takes care of loading the fontenc and textcomp
       packages.  To use the font, simply put "\usepackage{<FontFamily>}" in the preamble of your

       This style file defines a number of options:

       "lining", "oldstyle", "tabular", "proportional"
           Choose which figure style to use.  The defaults are "oldstyle" and "proportional" (if

           Scale the font by a factor of <number>.  For example: to increase the size of the font
           by 5%, use "\usepackage[scale=1.05]{<FontFamily>}".  May also be spelled "scaled".

           This option is only available when you have the xkeyval package installed.

       "ultrablack", "ultrabold", "heavy", "extrablack", "black", "extrabold", "demibold",
       "semibold", "bold"
           Choose the weight that LaTeX will use for the "bold" weight.

       "light", "medium", "regular"
           Choose the weight that LaTeX will use for the "regular" weight.

       These last two groups of options will only work if you have the mweights package

       The style file will also try to load the fontaxes package (available on CTAN), which gives
       easy access to various font shapes and styles.  Using the machinery set up by fontaxes,
       the generated style file defines a number of commands (which take the text to be typeset
       as argument) and declarations (which don't take arguments, but affect all text up to the
       end of the current group) of its own:


           \tlshape        \texttitling    \texttl
           \sufigures      \textsuperior   \textsu
           \infigures      \textinferior   \textin

       In addition, the "\swshape" and "\textsw" commands are redefined to place swash on the
       secondary shape axis (fontaxes places it on the primary shape axis); this makes these
       commands behave properly when nested, so that "\swshape\upshape" will give upright swash.

       There are no commands for accessing the numerator and denominator fonts; these can be
       selected using fontaxes' standard commands, e.g.,

       The style file also provides a command "\ornament{<number>}", where "<number>" is a number
       from 0 to the total number of ornaments minus one. Ornaments are always typeset using the
       current family, series and shape. A list of all ornaments in a font can be created by
       running LaTeX on the file nfssfont.tex (part of a standard LaTeX installation) and
       supplying the name of the ornament font.

       To access the ornaments, autoinst creates a font-specific encoding file
       <FontFamily>_orn.enc, but only if that file doesn't yet exist in the current directory.
       This is a deliberate feature that allows you to provide your own encoding vector, e.g. if
       your fonts use non-standard glyph names for ornaments.

       These commands are only generated for existing shapes and number styles; no commands are
       generated for shapes and styles that don't exist, or whose generation has been turned off
       using command-line options.  Also: these commands are built on top of fontaxes; if that
       package cannot be found, you're limited to using the lower-level commands from standard
       NFSS ("\fontfamily", "\fontseries", "\fontshape" etc.).

   Using multiple font families in one document
       Style files generated by versions of autoinst older dan 2013-07-25 redefined "\mddefault"
       and "\bfdefault", whereas newer style files use the mweights package instead.  If you use
       multiple autoinst-generated font familes in the same document, it is best if all style
       files are generated by the same version of autoinst; re-generate the older families if

   NFSS codes
       NFSS identifies fonts by a combination of family, series (weight plus width), shape and
       size.  autoinst parses the output of "otfinfo --info" to determine these parameters. When
       this fails (e.g., because the font family contains uncommon widths or weights), autoinst
       ends up with different fonts having the same values for these font parameters, which means
       that these fonts cannot be used in NFSS.  In that case, autoinst will split the font
       family into multiple subfamilies (based on each font file's "Subfamily" value) and try
       again.  (Since many font vendors misunderstand the "Subfamily" concept and make each font
       file its own separate subfamily, this strategy is only used as a last resort.)

       If such a proliferation of font families is unwanted, either run autoinst on a smaller set
       of fonts or add the missing widths, weights and shapes to the tables %FD_WIDTH, %FD_WEIGHT
       and %FD_SHAPE, at the top of the source code.  Please also send a bug report (see AUTHOR

       autoinst maps widths, weights and shapes to NFSS codes using the following tables. These
       are based as much as possible on the standard Fontname scheme and Philipp Lehman's Font
       Installation Guide, but some changes were made to avoid name clashes in font families with
       many widths and weights.

           WEIGHT                              WIDTH

           Thin           t                    Ultra Compressed    up
           Ultra Light    ul                   Extra Compressed    ep
           Extra Light    el                   Compressed          p
           Light          l                    Compact             p
           Book                 [1]            Ultra Condensed     uc
           Regular              [1]            Extra Condensed     ec
           Medium         mb                   Condensed           c
           Demibold       db                   Narrow              n
           Semibold       sb                   Semicondensed       sc
           Bold           b                    Regular                 [1]
           Extra Bold     eb                   Semiextended        sx
           Ultra          ub                   Extended            x
           Ultra Bold     ub                   Expanded            e
           Black          k                    Wide                w
           Extra Black    ek
           Ultra Black    uk
           Heavy          h                    SHAPE
           Poster         r
                                               Roman, Upright      n   [2]
                                               Italic              it
                                               Cursive, Kursiv     it
                                               Oblique             sl  [3]
                                               Slanted             sl  [3]
                                               Incline(d)          sl  [3]


       [1] When both weight and width are empty, the "series" attribute becomes "m".

       [2] Adobe Silentium Pro contains two "Roman" shapes ("RomanI" and "RomanII"); the first of
           these is mapped to "n", the second one to "it".

       [3] New in release 2014-01-21; before that, slanted fonts were mapped to "it".

   A note for MiKTeX users
       Automatically installing the fonts into a suitable TEXMF tree (as autoinst does by
       default) requires a TeX-installation that uses the kpathsea library; with TeX
       distributions that implement their own directory searching (such as MiKTeX), autoinst will
       complain that it cannot find the kpsewhich program and install all generated files into
       subdirectories of the current directory.  If you use such a TeX distribution, you should
       either move these files to their correct destinations by hand, or use the -target option
       (see "COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS" below) to specify a TEXMF tree.

       Also, some OpenType fonts may lead to pl and vpl files that are too big for MiKTeX's
       pltotf and vptovf; the versions that come with W32TeX ( and TeXLive
       ( don't have this problem.


       autoinst tries hard to do The Right Thing (TM) by default, so in many cases you won't need
       these options; but most aspects of its operation can be changed if you want to.

       You may use either one or two dashes before options, and option names may be shortened to
       a unique prefix (e.g., -encoding may be abbreviated to -enc or even -en, but -e is
       ambiguous (-encoding, -extra).

           Don't actually generate any fonts and files, only create a logfile showing which fonts
           would be generated.  By default, this information is written to autoinst.log; use the
           -logfile option to specify a different filename.

           Generate the specified encoding(s) for the text fonts. The default is "OT1,T1,LY1".
           For each encoding, a file <encoding>.enc (lowercase) should be somewhere where
           otftotfm can find it. Suitable encoding files for OT1, T1/TS1 and LY1 come with
           autoinst. (These files are called fontools_ot1.enc etc. to avoid name clashes with
           other packages; the "fontools_" prefix may be omitted.)

           Multiple text encodings can be specified as a comma-separated list:
           "-encoding=OT1,T1". The encodings are passed to fontenc in the order specified, so the
           last one will be the default text encoding.

       -ts1 / -nots1
           Control the creation of TS1-encoded fonts. The default is -ts1 if the text encodings
           (see -encoding above) include T1, -nots1 otherwise.

           Install the font as a sanserif font, accessed via "\sffamily" and "\textsf".  The
           generated style file redefines "\familydefault", so including it will still make this
           font the default text font.

           Install the font as a typewriter font, accessed via "\ttfamily" and "\texttt".  The
           generated style file redefines "\familydefault", so including it will still make this
           font the default text font.

       -lining / -nolining
           Control the creation of fonts with lining figures. The default is -lining.

       -oldstyle / -nooldstyle
           Control the creation of fonts with oldstyle figures. The default is -oldstyle.

       -proportional / -noproportional
           Control the creation of fonts with proportional figures. The default is -proportional.

       -tabular / -notabular
           Control the creation of fonts with tabular figures. The default is -tabular.

       -smallcaps / -nosmallcaps
           Control the creation of small caps fonts. The default is -smallcaps.

       -swash / -noswash
           Control the creation of swash fonts. The default is -swash.

       -titling / -notitling
           Control the creation of titling fonts. The default is -titling.

       -superiors / -nosuperiors
           Control the creation of fonts with superior characters.  The default is -superiors.

       -inferiors / -noinferiors
           Control the creation of fonts with inferior digits.  The default is -noinferiors.

       -fractions / -nofractions
           Control the creation of fonts with numerators and denominators.  The default is

       -ornaments / -noornaments
           Control the creation of ornament fonts. The default is -ornaments.

           Verbose mode; print detailed information about which fonts autoinst is generating. By
           default, this information is written to autoinst.log; a different filename can be
           specified using the -logfile option.  Repeat this option for even more detailed

           Write the logging information to LOGFILE instead of autoinst.log.

       -defaultlining / -defaultoldstyle
       -defaulttabular / -defaultproportional
           Tell autoinst which figure style is the current font family's default (i.e., which
           figures you get when you don't specify any OpenType features).

           Don't use these options unless you are certain you need them!  They are only needed
           for fonts that don't provide OpenType features for their default figure style; and
           even in that case, the default values (-defaultlining and -defaulttabular) are usually

       -figurekern / -nofigurekern
           Some fonts provide kerning pairs for tabular figures.  This is very probably not what
           you want (e.g., numbers in tables won't line up exactly).  The option -nofigurekern
           adds extra  --ligkern options to the commands for otftotfm to suppress such kerns (but
           of course only for the families with tabular figures).  Since this leads to very long
           commands (one hundred such options in total!)  and the problem only occurs in very few
           fonts, the default is -figurekern.

           Add text to the command line to otftotfm. To prevent text from accidentily being
           interpreted as options to autoinst, it should be properly quoted.

           Manual mode. By default, autoinst executes all otftotfm commands it generates; with
           the -manual option, these commands are instead written to a file autoinst.bat.  Also,
           the generated otftotfm commands specify the  --pl option (which tells otftotfm to
           generate human readable/editable pl and vpl files instead of the default tfm and vf
           files) and omit the  --automatic option (which causes otftotfm to leave all generated
           files in the current directory, rather than install them into your TEXMF tree).

           When using this option, you should run pltotf and vptovf after executing all commands,
           to convert the pl and vf files to tfm and vf format.

       The following options are only meaningful in automatic mode, and hence ignored in manual

           Install all generated files into the TEXMF tree at DIRECTORY.

           By default, autoinst searches your $TEXMFLOCAL and $TEXMFHOME paths and installs all
           files into subdirectories of the first writable TEXMF tree it finds (or into
           subdirectories of the current directory, if no writable directory is found).

           These options are equivalent to otftotfm's  --vendor and  --typeface options: they
           change the "vendor" and "typeface" parts of the names of the subdirectories in the
           TEXMF tree where generated files will be stored.  The default values are "lcdftools"
           and the font's FontFamily name.

           Note that these options change only directory names, not the names of any generated

       -updmap / -noupdmap
           Control whether or not updmap is called after the last call to otftotfm.  The default
           is -updmap.


       Eddie Kohler's TypeTools (

       Perl can be downloaded from; it is pre-installed on many Linux
       distributions.  For Windows, try ActivePerl ( or Strawberry
       Perl (

       The FontPro project ( offers very complete LaTeX
       support for Adobe's Minion Pro and Myriad Pro (including math), and is currently working
       on Cronos Pro.

       XeTeX ( and LuaTeX ( are TeX engines that
       can use fonts in many formats (including both flavours of OpenType) without TeX-specific
       support files.

       John Owens' otfinst (available from CTAN) is another wrapper around otftotfm.


       Marc Penninga <>

       When sending a bug report, please give as much relevant information as possible; this
       includes at least (but may not be limited to) the output from running autoinst with the
       -verbose option.  Please include all (if any) error messages as well.


       Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Marc Penninga.


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.  A copy of the text of
       the GNU General Public License is included in the fontools distribution; see the file


       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.


       (See the source code for the rest of the story.)

       2015-11-22  Bugfix: Latex doesn't like command names with dashes in it.

       2015-05-13  Fixed an error message that mixed up width and weight.

       2014-04-04  Fixed a bug in the font info parsing code.

       2014-01-21  "Oblique" or "slanted" fonts are now mapped to NFSS code "sl" instead of "it";
                   added "ssub" rules to the <fd> files to substitute slanted fonts for italic
                   ones if the latter are missing. Fixed a few bugs.

       2014-01-03  Added the -dryrun and -logfile options; changed which info is logged.  Added
                   the -lining, -oldstyle, -tabular and -proportional options; the old options
                   with those names have been renamed to -defaultlining, -defaultoldstyle etc.