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Summary of Metafont Fonts Available (Approximate Digest Format)

This list includes all known fonts available in metafont format, whether
public domain or not.  Archive sites for ftp are listed where known.
There is also a BITNET archive at LISTSERV@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU.

Please note that I don't use TeX, and can't answer questions about it.

Many of the files are listed as being on a ctan archive.
The CTAN servers are (, and (

These are mirrored at various places, although I don't have a list;
README.mirrors in CTAN:/tex-archive is a good source.
    South African Mirror:
    Please tell me ( about others.

There is no North American CTAN archive right now.
Robin Fairbairns sent me the following note on behalf of the CTAN team:
  I suggest you try instead; the CTAN root there is
  /pub/tex/ctan; quote site index there doesn't work -- you'll have to
  use or for that.
  Rest assured that the CTAN team is trying very hard to find an
  alternative CTAN site in N America.

    The blackbox archive has gone, but is trying
    to replace it, so try that machine.

Finally, too many people have helped with this list to give individual
acknowledgements -- or the file would be twice as large! -- but please
do know that people's help is really appreciated.

I always welcome additions to this list, although it may take me a while
to add them to the list, I'm afraid.  If you don't see your addition after
a couple of months, please feel free to send it again!

Subject: Contents

    About Metafont		   International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
    AMS				   Irish
    APL				   Japanese
    Arabic			   Klingon
    Armenian			   Korean
    ASCII			   Malayam
    Astrological		   Malvern
    Bar Code			   Mongolian
    Blackboard Bold		   Music
    Calligraphic		   OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
    Chess			   Old English
    Chinese			   Oriya
    Cirth			   Pandora
    Committee			   Pica
    Computer Modern		   Pointing Hands
    Concrete			   Punk
    Courier			   Ransom
    Croatian Glagolitic		   Recycle Symbol
    Cyrillic			   Romanized Indic
    Duerer			   Sanskrit
    Devanagari			   Sauter
    Dingbats			   Script
    Euler			   Soyombo
    Fraktur			   Symbol
    Genealogy			   Tamil
    Georgian			   Telegu
    Greek			   Tengwar
    Hebrew			   Thai
    Helvetica			   Times
    Hershey			   Unitary Beginners' Script
    Hindi			   Vietnamese
    Hieroglyphic		   Waldi Symbol Font

Subject: About Metafont

Metafont is a programming language for describing fonts.  It was written
by Donald Knuth and is documented in
	Computers & Typesetting/C: The METAFONTbook
	Knuth, Donald E.
	Addison Wesley, 1986
	ISBN 0-201-13445-4, or 0-201-13444-6 (soft cover)
	Library access: Z250.8.M46K58, or 686.2'24, or 85-28675.

A font written in Metafont is actually a computer program which, when run,
will generate a bitmap (`raster') for a given typeface at a given size,
for some particular device.

In order to use a metafont format font, you'll need to have metafont, or
a program such as mf2ps.  See the comp.fonts FAQ for more information.

Subject: AMS

The American Mathematical Society collection of Metafont fonts contains:
[1] AMS Euler -- a calligraphic font, designed by Herman Zapf for the AMS.
    It is designed for mathematical use, not as a text face.  The fonts are
    Fraktur, Script, Cursive (an upright italic), Math extension.
    (see TUGboat Vol.10, No. 1)
    Most of the Euler fonts use the plain base, not the cm base.  You
    should build these using virmf, or at least with a version of Metafont
    that does not have cmbase pre-loaded.  Any Errors reported when building
    some of the samller sizes can be ignored.  (see also under Euler)

[2] AMS extra maths symbols (msam, msbm)

[3] AMS computer modern extensions -- providing some of the CM fonts at
    extra point-sizes.

[4] AMS Cyrillic (this is the same as University of Washington Cyrillic)

There is also some documentation.

You can get them from the AMS directly:
ftp: /pub/tex/amsfonts/sources
ftp: /pub/tex/amsfonts/doc
Any (infrequent) changes to these fonts happen on e-math first.

ftp: CTAN in tex-archive/fonts/amsfonts

Subject: APL

Fonts for the APL (A Programming Language) programming language.

These were described in tugboat (Vol 8 No. 3, pp.275-278)
ftp: apl-tex-font/27-Jul-90

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/apl/*
ftp: apl-tex-font/27-Jul-90

Subject: Arabic

Prof. Klaus Lagally's <> ArabTeX is
a LaTeX extension for high-quality arabic writing.

ftp: ctan: pub/archive/language/arabtex/mfinput

Subject: Armenian

ftp: ctan: pub/archive/fonts/armenian/*

Subject: ASCII

The `ascii' font is based on the public domain Courier font donated by IBM to
the X Consortium.  This font contains the IBM graphics characters, which are
in the first 32 positions, but covers only 7-bit ASCII.  It was created by
R. Ramasubramanian, R. W. D. Nickalls and M. A. Reed; see TUGboat Vol 15 No. 2.
[there doesn't seem to be a .mf file for this, though]

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/ascii/*

Subject: Astrological

Symbols for the planets and the signs of the zodiac.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/astro

astrofonts.tar.Z contains several Metafont files from Lars Alexandersson

See also Waldi Symbols

Subject: Bar Code

Dimitri Vulis's barcode font
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/barcodes/

Subject: Blackboard Bold

Used for Real Numbers (R), Natural, Complex, etc.
ftp: pub/tex/fonts/bbb*.mf

A set of capitals is included in the AMS symbol fonts (see AMS fonts). is Alan Jeffrey's blackboard bold font, and contains both
upper and lower case.
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/bbold/*

There are serifed Blackbord bold fonts by D. Taupin, containing the full
cm character set in
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/bbm

Olaf Kummer <> wrote another
Blackboard Bold font, intended to be very close in appearance to the
original Computer Modern fonts.  The characters have serifs.

ftp: ctan: /pub/tex/fonts/doublestroke/*

Subject: Calligraphic

twcal is a calligraphic font with many ligatures and alternate letter-forms,
and includes TeX macros.


Subject: Chess

ftp: pub/TEX/chess.tar.Z
by Piet Tutelaers; described in TUGboat.

Some chess typesetting macros were posted to comp.tex.tex on July 31st 1990.
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/chess/*

There is also a font of pieces for chinese chess from
mailto:richer@ERE.UMontreal.CA (Richer Jacques)

Subject: Chinese

Poor Man's TeX generates Chinese Metafont characters
ftp: BLACKBOX (see introduction); cd pub/poorman (??)

Poor Man's TeX Chinese has been extended to support Big5 format;
pre-generated 300dpi Simplified and Traditional GB fonts are available for ftp.

ftp: ; pub/misc/pmtex-1.1.tar.Z
ftp: ; pub/chinese/fonts/pmt-{300dpi,tfm}

ChTeX is a set of macros and fonts for typesetting Chinese under TeX.
It only supports PostScript, and requires a modivied dvi2ps.  You write
your article with PinYin.
Included are source, fonts, VMS binary for 5.2, DOS binary, etc.  There is
also support for X-Windows; contact (Mark Leisher).

ftp: ; pub/chinese/{dvi2ps-3.2,ChTeX-1.1}.tar.Z
ftp ; ChTeX.tar.Z

Subject: Cirth

This is a Tolkien font based on Anglo-Saxon `Futharc' runes.
Julian Bradfield has versions of both Tengwar [q.v.] and Cirth runes.

ftp: export/jcb/Elvish.tar.Z
ftp: (or the individual files instead in the same directory)
Janet-niftp: user=ftp pass=user80 export/jcb/Elvish.tar.Z
ftp: They are also available for ftp on aston.

There is also a cirth font by Jo Jaquinta, Trinity College, Dublin:

ftp: jaymin/mf/cirth
mail: - send a one-line mail message containing
mail: HELP in the text of the message.  This may be called "infoserv" now.

Subject: Committee

This was produced during a workshop tutorial given by Donald Knuth.
This is said (by Don Hosek, whom I trust in such things) to be hard-wired
for the APS typesetter...  It is described in Tugboat Vol. 5 No. 2 (Nov. 84).

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/committee/*

Subject: Computer Modern

Computer Modern is Donald Knuth's font family used for his later
`Art of Computer Programming' books.  It contains
	cmr -- computer modern roman
	cmmi -- computer modern maths italic
	cmti -- computer modern text italic
	cmb -- computer modern bold
	cmss -- computer modern sans serif
	Cmtt -- computer modern typewriter
	cmvtt -- computer modern variable-spaced typewriter
and several variations on each of the above (e.g. bold extended...).
There are also some experimental fonts, such as cmff, a `funny' font, and
cmfib, a font based on Fibonacci numbers.

These are all included in a standard TeX distribution.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/cm/mf/*
There is also a very large and probably very complete collection in
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/cm/*

If all else fails, you can try:
ftp: cd pub/tex/cm

Many TeX ftp archive sites also give access to the bitmaps (pk files),
although you usually have to get them all at once.

There is also a reparameterised version of CM by John Sauter, which makes
it easy to generate fonts at desired sizes-- this is especially useful for
non-TeX users.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/cm/sauter/*
See also: Sauter

There is also a Pica typewriter font -- italic and bold come out with
straight and wavy underlines (respectively), however.  This is in
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/cmpica/*

Versions of these fonts suitable for use with an X Windows previewer (xtex
and SeeTeX) are available from
ftp: UNKNOWN [was] pub/SeeTeX

A variant of CMTT with 8-bit characters for the Mac is available for US$20
from -- this is called MACTT.
Mf source is included. (Note: the price might be out of date!)

Subject: Concrete

This font was designed for Donald Knuth's Concrete Mathematics book.
It looks a little like a cross between American Typewriter and Computer
Modern Roman.  There are Roman and Italic faces.

See Tugboat Vol 10 No. 3, pp. 31-36, "typesetting concrete", by Don. Knuth;
an erratum was published in Tugboat Vol 10 No. 3, p. 342.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/concrete/*

Subject: Courier

See Fonts: ASCII

Subject: Croatian Glagolitic

Darko Zubrinic <> described this in
"The Exotic Croatian Glagolitic Alphabet" (TUGboat Vol. 13 No. 4 pp 470--471).
See also Fonts: Cyrillic

Subject: Cyrillic

There are several Cyrillic (Russian-Alphabet) fonts:
    Tom Ridgeway's Cyrillic fonts
    ifve (which I'm told has better letterforms than WN but only
    covers Russian)

the wncy* fonts are part of the amsfonts package:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/ams/amsfonts/sources/cyrillic/*

There is a mailing list, rustex-l, for discussion of typesetting
Cyrilic-based languages.  To subscribe, send mail to listserv@ubvm.bitnet
containing the text
 SUBSCRIBE RUSTEX-L <your name here>
or mail Dimitri Vulis,

Alexander Harin has put together a set of fonts using the alternative
Russian font encoding, widely used on MS-DOS in Russia.  This includes:
[1] *.mf and *.tfm files for cmcyr fonts by A.Samarin and N.Glonti (modified);
[2] Virtual fonts *.vf by A.Harin which have the standard TeX 7-bit encoding
    and use the top half of the 8-bit space for the cmcyr fonts in the
    alternative encoding, and
[3] style macros.

the fonts:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/cmcyralt

the LaTeX 2.09 NFSS1 style:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/macros/latex209/contrib/cmcyralt

the LaTeX 2e style:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/other/cmcyralt

Subject: Duerer

Based on the 16th Century drawings of Albrecht Duerer -- see, for example,
his ``The Painter's Manual'' published in Fac Simile by Abaris Books, and
reprinted in part by Dover as `On the Just Formation of Letters'. 
Hoenig's article was in TUGboat Vol 11 No. 14.

Upper case letters only.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/duerer/*

Subject: Devanagari

(this is a font for use with Sanskrit, Hindi, etc.)
Created by Frans Velthuis <velthuis@hgrrug5.bitnet> in 1987/88:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/language/devanagari/*

Also available as part of his Devanagari transliteration package:
ftp: tex/devnag.tar.Z, or

You could also try, these, although I don't know if they are the same:
ftp: BLACKBOX (see introduction):/pub/indic/outlines/vnagari.*

Charles Wikner <> SKT Sanskrit font:

This is a complete Sanskrit font with accents, Vedic anusvaara,
jihvaamuuliiya etc.; i-hooks connect to consonants correctly. Indic languages
other than Sanskrit are not supported. The skt-series of fonts are written
in METAFONT and include feint, normal and bold weights, together with
slant and upright styles. It uses an ANSI-C pre-processor to convert the
encoded input; the same encoding scheme is also used to provide two types of
transliterated output, normal and technical. The font and supporting files
are designed for use with LaTeX2e.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/language/sanskrit/*

PostSript documentation is available together with samples:

See Also: Fonts: Tamil, Romanized Indic

Subject: Dingbats

By Doug Henderson.
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/dingbat/*
See Also: Washington Symbol Font

Eberhard Matthes' TeX for MSDOS (emTeX) has an additional font emsy, which
contains a few (5 or so) Dingbats-type characters (e.g. a lock).

Fonts: Ethiopian (Amharic, Geez)

There is an Amharic font in Metafont.  See TUGboat vol 10(3), p.352;
You can find it in /tex-archive/lanaguges/ethiopia/ethtex/disk8.
EthTeX is a package that enable users to typeset documents in Ethiopian
Script and Ge'ez in additon to the standard features.

ftp:; cd tex-archive/languages/ethiopia/ethtex; cd tex-archive/languages/ethiopia/ethtex; cd tex-archive/languages/ethiopia/ethtex

Subject: Euler

Designed by Herman Zapf for the American Mathematical Society (the AMS).

ftp: /pub/tex/amsfonts/sources/euler

See also: AMS

Subject: Fraktur

Yannis Haralambous' Gothic Fonts (described in TUGBoat 12.1) are in
the following directories:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/gothic/yfrak
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/gothic/ygoth
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/gothic/yinit
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/gothic/yinitas
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/gothic/yswab

See Also: Old English

Subject: Genealogy

`gen' : genealogy symbols, by Don Knuth

ftp: CTAN systems/knuth/local/cm/

`drgen' : genealogy symbols, by Denis B. Roegel <>

   drgen has no original drawings, but gathers in one
   font the symbols from Knuth's `gen' font, plus
   some symbols from the `wasy' font (male and female).

ftp: CTAN: fonts/genealogy

Subject: Georgian

Alan Stanier has written what he describes as a `rough version' of the
mxedruli alphabet, as used in the Georgian Republic.
ftp:; pub/archive/fonts/georgian

A more plsished version was written by Johannes Heinecke and
is in the same directory (?).

Subject: Greek

Brian Hamilton Kelly's Greek font:
ftp: greek*

Sylvio Levy's Greek font:
ftp: CTAN tex-archives/fonts/greek/levy
ftp: CTAN tex-archives/fonts/greek/yannis
ftp: CTAN tex-archives/fonts/greek/kd
(KD is the most comprehensive and is derived from Levy.)

Also the Sylvio Levy `gr' greek family, for both Modern and Classical Greek.
This includes roman, typewriter and bold, plus TeX macros.

Brian Hamilton Kelly's cmgr family
Yannis Haramboulos' rgr family


James K. Tauber's Greek Metafont `MELANOS'

Melanos differs from other Greek Metafonts in that the diacritics are placed
after the letter they apply to, making it easier to use Greek texts based on
the CATSS/CCAT/TLG system of transliteration.  CATSS/CCAT/TLG files can be
made compatible with MELANOS by changing "\" to "`" and "|" to "!"
This (0.2) is still an early release with a simple mono-width sans
serif style.

ftp:; cd /pub/jtauber/melanos

see also Malvern

Subject: Hebrew

A number of Hebrew fonts are available, with and without vowels.  Those
include the fonts Jerusalem, TelAviv, OldJaffa and DeadSea, Joel M. Hoffman's
HCLASSIC (, Jacques Goldberg's REDIS, Shalom fonts and more.

Some or all of the fonts are available in an 8-bit encoding; the Metafont
files have names ending in "".  These are:
Jerusalem, TelAviv, OldJaffa, DeadSea, redis{8,9,10,12,17}, rediss{8,9,10}.

Jerusalem, TelAviv, OldJaffa and DeadSea are the "regular" fonts in most
applications.  Jerusalem is the default; DeadSea is a darker font; TelAviv is
a sort of sans-serif font; OldJaffa is a narrow font.
REDIS (redis*) contains a full set of Hebrew letters in a "sans-serif"
style, and selected punctuation.

Hclassic, dclassic, hcaption and dcaption have a companion slanted form, and
provide Biblical-style letters along with full vocalization capabilities
(i.e. vowels, called in Hebrew NIKUD). The fonts dclassic and dcaption are a
modified version of hclassic and hcaption, in that they contain, apart from
the original characters and vowels, also digits and special symbols copied
from the font DeadSea.

Usage is described in the guide classic_guide (available in
in tex/tex_guides).

ShalomScript10, ShalomStick10 and ShalomOldStyle10 are three variations of
a Hebrew font with "vowels".  Three fonts + vowels are available:, and
Usage is described in Shalom.readme.

Carmel and carmel slanted (crml10, crmlsl10) are bold fonts written by
Dr. Samy Zafrany of the Technion, Haifa, for headers and for emphasized text.

All of the Hebrew fonts can be found at the archive for Hebrew TeX files:

ftp:; cd tex/fonts

Subject: Helvetica

Produced by the Metafoundry and sold commercially.
The Metafoundry is no longer extant, and the sources to these and their other
fonts are not available.  Email me if you need more information; Rick Tobin
is on the net, but the connection is unreliable.

Subject: Hershey

The Hershey fonts were designed for use by plotters, and published in 1972.
These fonts are of relatively low typographic quality, but are useful on
devices with lower resolution.


There may be a Hershey to MF converter at called
xhershey.  Ken Yap wrote it and `played around with a few novelty fonts
before deciding the Hershey quality wasn't worth it,' he tells me.

Subject: Hindi

See Also: Fonts: Devanagari, Sanskrit, Tamil

Subject: Hieroglyphic

Created by Serge Rosmorduc (
ftp:; directory /tex-archive/fonts/hieroglyph

Subject: International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Used by linguists, and also in some dictionaries.  It's designed to go
with Computer Modern.  From WSU.
The csli version has been extended by Emma Pease ( to
include hooked D, B and K, and probably more.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/tsipa/doc/*
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/wsuipa/*
ftp:; directory: text1.wsuipa
ftp:; file: Phonetic.tar.Z

There is a mailing list for linguists who use TeX:

Subject: Irish

Ivan A Derzhanski's Irish fonts:
ftp: in /soft/tex/fonts/eiad; read file Leigh_me first.

Jo Jaquinta's (half-?) Uncial
ftp: in CLR/multiling/gaelic/fonts/half-uncial.tar.gZ
ftp: in source/tex/fonts/uncial

Subject: Japanese

Metafont for 61 Japanese fonts is available from many sources, including:

ftp: SIMTEL (tenex) tex/
ftp: wuarchive (binary) file mirrors/msdos/tex/
ftp: utsun (binary) file TeX/jawatex/*

Pregenerated Kanji fonts at 300dpi are available --
ftp: ; pub/japanese/fonts/pmt-{tfm,300dpi}/*
See Also: Fonts, Chinese

Subject: Klingon

This is a font from the television series `Star Trek', metafonted by
Khoros sutai-Makpai 
c/o Karl Guenter Wuensch
(this account is shared with Micaela "Stayka" Pantke,
so don't be alarmed if the mailer inserts her address)

ftp: /pub/soft/tex/fonts/klinz/*

Subject: Korean

Poor Man's TeX (see under Fonts: Chinese) has been extended to support Hangul.
Pregenerated fonts only are available:
ftp: ; pub/korean/pmtex-korean-fonts.tar.Z

See Also: Fonts, Chinese

Subject: Malayam

Malayalam-TeX is a package to typeset Malayalam with TeX (*), in both the
traditional and reformed script.  There's a free and a commercial version.
The demo includes pk fonts at 300dpi, but not the .mf files.  The commercial
package costs DFL 75, which doesn't sound very much.


Subject: Malvern

A sans-serif font by P. Damian Cugley (
The latest version is 1.2 (October 1994).
This family contains a sans-serif Greek alphabet, using
conventions based on Levy's original Greek fonts and Dryllerakis' GreekTeX.
The package includes support files for LaTeX 2e, LaTeX 2.09 and plain TeX.

ftp: CTAN: tex-archive/fonts/malvern

Subject: Mongolian

Infosystem Mongolei distributes "Soyombo for LaTeX", together with an
introduction to the Soyombo script still sometimes used in Mongolia.

Subject: Music

MuTeX is a basic music package for TeX.  It seems to be the same as mtex,
but with documentation in English rather than (or as well as) German.

ftp: /pub/MuTeX.tar.Z /pub/MuTeX_doc.Z
ftp: [128.36.21]
ftp: src/MuTeX/MuTeX.tar.Z (slow)
ftp: /mirrors/msdos/tex/mutex.arc

In Europe,
ftp: in subdirectory pub/TEX
ftp: mtex.tar.Z (sources, including metafont sources and documentation)
ftp: mtexfonts.tar.Z (300dpi pk files)
These are also available in Europe by mail-server.  Send mail to with HELP in the subject and the body and probably
the .signature as well :-)

MUSICTEX is another package with some more fonts, but French documentation
ftp: username-MUSICTEX password=ANY
[I don't think this archive exists anymore..... -- Lee]

This may or may not be the same as MusicTeX:
ftp: pub/musictex.tar.Z

Subject: OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

OCR A (this is not the font for printing on cheques)
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/ocr-a/*

Subject: Old English

Note On Terminology:
    Old English is a language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons in Britain up
    until the first half or so of the 12th century.  It is used to refer
    to fonts used for setting the Old English language.
    The term `Old English' is also used to mean the Black Letter fonts
    used by mediaeval scribes, and called Gothic.  Unfortunately, some
    American typefounding companies use `Gothic' to mean `sans-serif'.
    Both the Anglo-Saxon character sets and the ornamental Black Letter
    fonts are listed here.

Julian Bradfield's font for typesetting Old English in TeX -- this supplies 
extra characters for Computer Modern.  The extra characters are eth, Eth,
Thorn, thorn, yogh, Yogh and Polish ogonek.  There are two styles of thorn,
but I note that there is no wynn.  You may have to create an empty file, or
rename a file -- I forget exactly what I had to do.  Some of these characters
can also be found in the International Phonetic Alphabet font as well, but
Julian's are much more convenient for working with Old English.

Yannis' Fraktur fonts include ygoth, which can be used as
an Old English Black Letter.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/gothic/ygoth

Subject: Oriya

Sabita Panigrahi is working on Oriya (one of the modern Indian scripts),
but this is not yet available.

Subject: Pandora

This is a little like Palatino, annd includes a sans-serif variant.
It is not yet of production quality, unfortunately.

ftp:; cd tex82/MFcontrib/metafonts/pandora
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/pandora/*
mail: (N. N. Billawa) sun!metamarks!nm
mail: (Tom Tatlow)  or

Subject: Pica

There is also a Pica typewriter font -- italic and bold come out with
straight and wavy underlines (respectively), however.
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/cmpica/*

Subject: Pointing Hands

Various manual extremities, designed by Georgia Tobin
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/hands/*

Subject: Punk

A punK hAndWritten fOnT...
For writing on walls, perhaps.  The lower case is simply a smaller
version of the upper case.  
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/punk/*

Subject: Ransom

This isn't a Metafont font, but you can get the gf, pk and tfm files at
10.300 size from:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/ransom/*

Subject: Recycle Symbol

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/ransom/*

Subject: Romanized Indic

The font wnri by Tom Ridgeway can be found on

See Also: Fonts: Devanagari

Subject: Sanskrit
(see Fonts: Devanagari; Fonts: Romanized Indic)

Subject: Sauter

This is a rework of Computer Modern by John Sauter.  The outlines are the
same, as far as I know, but it is much easier to generate the various fonts.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/cm/sauter/*

Subject: Script

Ralph Smith's formal script -
See TeXhax 92 #16.
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/rsfs/*

Subject: Soyombo

See Mongolian, above.

Subject: Symbol

There are varions fonts with special symbols, including:
A recycling symbol:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/recycle/*

The stmary symbol font:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/stmary/*

Subject: Tamil

(Tamil is an Indian script)
An unfinished version of Washington Tamil is available from the University
of Washington, and is included on their Unix TeX distribution in directory:
TeX3.14/MFcontrib/metafonts/washington/tamil together with supporting software.
ftp: BLACKBOX (see introduction) pub/wntml

Avinash Chopde's ( ITRANS package (a pre-processor for TeX)
supports Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit (Devanagari), Tamil, Telugu, Bengali.
It includes a PostScript (Type 3) font for Devanagari, and a Metafont Tamil
font (wntml).
ftp: Unix: in dist/sources/itrans32.tar.Z
ftp: MS/DOS: pub/msdos/tex/
ftp: PostScript printer ready docs are in itransps.tar.Z or

T. Govindaraj ( has created a Palladam Tamil font;
ftp: nights & weekends only
Bala Swaminathan's Thiruppaavai files are also there.

See Also: Devanagari, Oriya

Subject: Telegu

(Telegu is an Indian script)
Andhra Pradesh, Lakshmankumar Mukkavilli and Lakshmi Mukkavilli's TeluguTeX
includes a Telugu font in MF format and also a transliteration scheme for TeX.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/languages/telugu/

Subject: Tengwar

There are at least two Tengwar fonts,
Mike Urban's:
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/tengwar/*

Julian Bradfield <> also has both Tengwar and a
prototype version of Cirth runes. 
See Fonts: Cirth  for details.

Subject: Thai

There are at least three Thai fonts around.  The rmit font is a little tricky
to make, as it needs to be in a directory called ``thai2'', because it
refers to files called "../thai2/name".  USL makes easily.
The third Thai font is by Dr. Robert Batzinger and associates at the United
Bible Societies in Southeast Asia.  I know no more than this.

ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/thai/rmit/*
ftp: ctan: tex-archive/fonts/thai/usl/*

Subject: Times

Formerly produced by the Metafoundry, which is no longer operating.
Pk (binary) files may be available commercialy; Georgina Tobin works as a
Metafont consultant and has since done more work on Times.
See Also: Fonts: Helvetica

Subject: Unitary Beginners' Script

I know very little about this, sorry.
ftp: tex-archive/fonts/va

Subject: Vietnamese

This test package includes tfm and pk fonts at 10 point roman and italic.
I understand that you need TeX 3.0 or later to use this, and drivers that
cope with fonts containing more than 128 characters.

ftp: BLACKBOX (see introduction) cd /pub/testviet
Since testviet is unavailable, you should probably look at viet-std instead:

A large collection of Vietnamese Mf (and PK) fonts is available; these fonts
follow the Viet-Std VISCII 1.1 font encoding specification.

ftp:, directory /pub/Vietnet/Viscii/Tex, files
ftp: and; the encoding report is
ftp:  under /pub/Vietnet/Viet-std.

Subject: Waldi Symbol Font

A (compatible) superset of the standard LaTeX symbol font designed by Roland
Waldi, at the University of Karlruhe in Germany.

ftp:; pub/unix/text/TeX/dhdurz1/wasy.zoo
ftp:; ATARI-ST/tex/wasy.arc

End of Font List

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