UPDMAP(1)                        User Commands                       UPDMAP(1)

       updmap - manage TeX font maps, per-user
       updmap-sys - manage TeX font maps, system-wide

       updmap [-user|-sys] [OPTION] ... [COMMAND]
       updmap-user [OPTION] ... [COMMAND]
       updmap-sys [OPTION] ... [COMMAND]

       updmap version r44149 (2017-05-02 11:57:51 +0200)

       Update  the  default  font map files used by pdftex (pdftex.map), dvips
       (psfonts.map), and dvipdfm(x), and optionally pxdvi, as  determined  by
       all configuration files updmap.cfg (the ones returned by running "kpse-
       which --all updmap.cfg", but see below).

       Among other things, these map files are used to determine  which  fonts
       should be used as bitmaps and which as outlines, and to determine which
       font files are included, typically subsetted, in the PDF or  PostScript

       updmap-sys  (or updmap -sys) is intended to affect the system-wide con-
       figuration, while updmap-user (or updmap -user) affects  personal  con-
       figuration  files only, overriding the system files.  As a consequence,
       once updmap-user has been run, even a single time,  running  updmap-sys
       no  longer has any effect.  (updmap-sys issues a warning in this situa-

       See http://tug.org/texlive/scripts-sys-user.html for details.

       By default, the TeX filename database (ls-R) is also updated.

       The updmap system is regrettably complicated,  for  both  inherent  and
       historical reasons.  A general overview:

       - updmap.cfg files are mainly about listing other files, namely the

              font-specific  .maps, in which each line gives information about
              a different TeX (.tfm) font.

       - updmap reads the updmap.cfg files and then concatenates the

              contents of  those  .map  files  into  the  main  output  files:
              psfonts.map for dvips and pdftex.map for pdftex and dvipdfmx.

       - The updmap.cfg files themselves are created and updated at package

              installation  time,  by the system installer or the package man-
              ager or by hand, and not (by default) by updmap.

       Good luck.

       --cnffile FILE
              read FILE for the updmap configuration (can  be  given  multiple
              times, in which case all the files are used)

       --dvipdfmxoutputdir DIR
              specify output directory (dvipdfm(x) syntax)

       --dvipsoutputdir DIR
              specify output directory (dvips syntax)

       --pdftexoutputdir DIR
              specify output directory (pdftex syntax)

       --pxdvioutputdir DIR
              specify output directory (pxdvi syntax)

       --outputdir DIR
              specify output directory (for all files)

       --copy cp generic files rather than using symlinks

              recreate files even if config hasn't changed

              do not recreate map files

              do not run texhash

       --sys  affect system-wide files (equivalent to updmap-sys)

       --user affect personal files (equivalent to updmap-user)

       -n, --dry-run
              only show the configuration, no output

       --quiet, --silent
              reduce verbosity

       --help show this message and exit

              show version information and exit

       --showoption OPTION
              show the current setting of OPTION

       --showoptions OPTION
              show possible settings for OPTION

       --setoption OPTION VALUE
              set OPTION to value; option names below

       --setoption OPTION=VALUE
              as above, just different syntax

       --enable MAPTYPE MAPFILE
              add  "MAPTYPE  MAPFILE"  to  updmap.cfg,  where  MAPTYPE is Map,
              MixedMap, or KanjiMap

       --enable Map=MAPFILE
              add "Map MAPFILE" to updmap.cfg

       --enable MixedMap=MAPFILE add "MixedMap MAPFILE" to updmap.cfg

       --enable KanjiMap=MAPFILE add "KanjiMap MAPFILE" to updmap.cfg

       --disable MAPFILE
              disable MAPFILE, of whatever type

              list all maps (details below)

              list available maps (details below)

              disable unavailable map files in updmap.cfg

       The main output:

              The main output of updmap is the files containing the individual
              font  map  lines which the drivers (dvips, pdftex, etc.) read to
              handle fonts.

              The map files for dvips (psfonts.map) and  pdftex  and  dvipdfmx
              (pdftex.map)         are         written        to        TEXMF-

              In addition, information about Kanji fonts is written to  TEXMF-
              VAR/fonts/map/updmap/dvipdfmx/kanjix.map,   and   optionally  to
              TEXMFVAR/fonts/map/updmap/pxdvi/xdvi-ptex.map.   These  are  for
              Kanji  only  and  are  not like other map files.  dvipdfmx reads
              pdftex.map for the map entries for non-Kanji fonts.

              If no option is given, so the invocation is  just  "updmap-user"
              or "updmap-sys", these output files are always recreated.

              Otherwise,  if an option such as --enable or --disable is given,
              the output files are recreated if the list of enabled map  files
              (from  updmap.cfg)  has  changed.   The --force option overrides
              this, always recreating the output files.

       Explanation of the map types:

              The normal type is Map.

              The only difference between Map and MixedMap  is  that  MixedMap
              entries are not added to psfonts_pk.map.  The purpose is to help
              users with devices that render Type 1 outline fonts  worse  than
              mode-tuned  Type 1 bitmap fonts.  So, MixedMap is used for fonts
              that are available as both Type 1 and Metafont.

              KanjiMap entries are added to psfonts_t1.map and kanjix.map.

       Explanation  of  the  OPTION  names  for  --showoptions,  --showoption,

              true,false  (default true)

              Whether dvips uses bitmaps or outlines, when both are available.

              true,false  (default true)

              Whether  dvips  includes the standard 35 PostScript fonts in its

              true,false   (default true)

              Whether pdftex includes the standard 14 PDF fonts in its output.

              true,false  (default false)

              Whether  maps  for  pxdvi  (Japanese-patched  xdvi)  are   under
              updmap's control.

              (any string)

              (any string)

              (any string)

              (any string)

              (any string)

              See below.

       LW35   URWkb,URW,ADOBEkb,ADOBE  (default URWkb)

              Adapt  the  font  and  file  names of the standard 35 PostScript

       URWkb  URW fonts with "berry" filenames    (e.g. uhvbo8ac.pfb)

       URW    URW fonts with "vendor" filenames   (e.g. n019064l.pfb)

              Adobe fonts with "berry" filenames  (e.g. phvbo8an.pfb)

       ADOBE  Adobe fonts with "vendor" filenames (e.g. hvnbo___.pfb)

              These options are only read and acted on by updmap; dvips,  pdf-
              tex, etc., do not know anything about them.  They work by chang-
              ing the default map file which the programs read, so they can be
              overridden  by  specifying command-line options or configuration
              files  to  the  programs,  as  explained  at  the  beginning  of

              The  options jaEmbed and jaVariant (formerly kanjiEmbed and kan-
              jiVariant) specify special replacements in the map lines.  If  a
              map contains the string @jaEmbed@, then this will be replaced by
              the value of that option; similarly for jaVariant.  In this way,
              users  of Japanese TeX can select different fonts to be included
              in the final output.  The counterpart  for  Simplified  Chinese,
              Traditional  Chinese  and  Korean fonts are scEmbed, tcEmbed and
              koEmbed respectively.

       Explanation of trees and files normally used:

              If --cnffile is specified on the command line (can be given mul-
              tiple  times),  its  value(s)  is(are)  used.  Otherwise, updmap
              reads all the updmap.cfg files found by running `kpsewhich  -all
              updmap.cfg',  in  the  order returned by kpsewhich (which is the
              order of trees defined in texmf.cnf).

              In either case, if multiple updmap.cfg files are found, all  the
              maps mentioned in all the updmap.cfg files are merged.

              Thus,  if  updmap.cfg  files  are  present in all trees, and the
              default layout is used as shipped with TeX Live on  Debian,  the
              following files are read, in the given order.

              For updmap-sys:
              TEXMFSYSCONFIG /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFSYSVAR    /var/lib/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFLOCAL     /usr/local/share/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFDIST      /usr/share/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFDIST      /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg

              For updmap-user:
              TEXMFCONFIG    $HOME/.texmf-config/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFVAR       $HOME/.texmf-var/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFHOME      $HOME/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFSYSCONFIG /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFSYSVAR    /var/lib/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFLOCAL     /usr/local/share/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFDIST      /usr/share/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
              TEXMFDIST      /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/web2c/updmap.cfg

              According to the actions, updmap might write to one of the given
              files or create a new updmap.cfg, described further below.

       Where and which updmap.cfg changes are saved:

              When no options are given, the updmap.cfg file(s) are only read,
              not  written.   It's  when  an  option  --setoption, --enable or
              --disable is specified that an updmap.cfg needs to  be  updated.
              In this case:

              1) If config files are given on the command line, then the first
              one given is used to save any such changes.

              2) If the config files are taken from kpsewhich output, then the
              algorithm is more complex:

              2a)          If         $TEXMFCONFIG/web2c/updmap.cfg         or
              $TEXMFHOME/web2c/updmap.cfg appears in the list of  used  files,
              then  the one listed first by kpsewhich --all (equivalently, the
              one returned by kpsewhich updmap.cfg), is used.

              2b) If neither of the above two  are  present  and  changes  are
              made,   a   new   config   file   is   created   in   $TEXMFCON-

              In general, the idea is that if the user cannot write to a given
              config file, a higher-level one can be used.  That way, the dis-
              tribution's settings can be overridden system-wide  using  TEXM-
              FLOCAL, and system settings can be overridden again in a partic-
              ular user's TEXMFHOME.

       Resolving multiple definitions of a font:

              If a font is defined in more than one map file, then the defini-
              tion coming from the first-listed updmap.cfg is used.  If a font
              is defined multiple times within the same map file, one is  cho-
              sen arbitrarily.  In both cases a warning is issued.

       Disabling maps:

              updmap.cfg  files with higher priority (listed earlier) can dis-
              able maps mentioned in lower priority (listed later)  updmap.cfg
              files by writing, e.g.,

              #! Map mapname.map


              #! MixedMap mapname.map

       in the higher-priority updmap.cfg file.
              (The #! must be at the

              beginning of the line, with at least one space or tab afterward,
              and whitespace between each word on the list.)

              As an example, suppose you have a copy of MathTime Pro fonts and
              want  to disable the Belleek version of the fonts; that is, dis-
              able the map belleek.map.  You can create  the  file  $TEXMFCON-
              FIG/web2c/updmap.cfg with the content

              #! Map belleek.map Map mt-plus.map Map mt-yy.map

              and call updmap.

       Listing of maps:

              The two options --listmaps and --listavailablemaps list all maps
              defined in any of the updmap.cfg  files  (for  --listmaps),  and
              only  those  actually  found  on  the  system  (for --listavail-
              ablemaps).  The output format is one line per font map, with the
              following  fields  separated  by tabs: map, type (Map, MixedMap,
              KanjiMap), status (enabled, disabled),  origin  (the  updmap.cfg
              file  where  it  is  mentioned, or 'builtin' for the three basic

              In the case of --listmaps there can  be  one  additional  fields
              (again  separated by tab) containing '(not available)' for those
              map files that cannot be found.

       updmap-user vs. updmap-sys:

              When updmap-sys is run, TEXMFSYSCONFIG and TEXMFSYSVAR are  used
              instead  of TEXMFCONFIG and TEXMFVAR, respectively.  This is the
              primary difference between updmap-sys and updmap-user.

              Other locations may be used if you  give  them  on  the  command
              line, or these trees don't exist, or you are not using the orig-
              inal TeX Live.

       To see the precise locations of the various files that will be read and
       written, give the -n option (or read the source).

       The log file is written to TEXMFVAR/web2c/updmap.log.

       For  step-by-step  instructions  on making new fonts known to TeX, read
       http://tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html.  For even  more  terse  instruc-
       tions, read the beginning of the main updmap.cfg file.

       Configuration and input files:

              Main  configuration  file.   In texmf-dist/web2c by default, but
              may be located elsewhere depending on your  distribution.   Each
              texmf tree read should have its own updmap.cfg.

              Map file for standard 35 PostScript fonts for use with dvips(1).

              Map  file  for  standard  35  PostScript fonts for use with pdf-

              Map file for standard 35 PostScript fonts for use with ps2pk(1).

       Output files:

              For dvips(1).  Same as psfonts_t1.map if option  dvipsPreferOut-
              line active, else as psfonts_pk.map.

              For  dvips(1).   Without information from MixedMap files.  (Set-
              ting of dvipsPreferOutline ignored.)

              For dvips(1).  With information from MixedMap  files.   (Setting
              of dvipsPreferOutline ignored.)

              For dvips(1).  Always downloads the standard 35 fonts.  (Setting
              of dvipsDownloadBase35 ignored.)

              For dvips(1).  Never downloads the standard 35 fonts.   (Setting
              of dvipsDownloadBase35 ignored.)

              For  pdftex(1).   Same  as pdftex_dl14.map if option pdftexDown-
              loadBase14 active, else as pdftex_ndl14.map.

              For pdftex(1).  Always downloads the standard 14 fonts.

              For pdftex(1).  Never downloads the standard 14 fonts.

              Similar to psfonts.map file, but forces all fonts  to  be  down-
              loaded, so this map file can be used with xdvi(1) and ps2pk(1).

       Configuration files for dvips(1):

              Loads builtin35.map instead of psfonts.map.

              Loads download35.map instead of psfonts.map.

              Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map.

              Loads  psfonts_t1.map  instead of psfonts.map and has additional
              optimizations for PDF generation.

              Loads psfonts_pk.map instead of psfonts.map.

              Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map.  (For compatibility
              with old versions.)

              Loads psfonts_t1.map instead of psfonts.map.

       Report bugs to: tex-live@tug.org
       TeX Live home page: <http://tug.org/texlive/>

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