The fonts generated with ttf2pt1 work fine with Ghostscript by
themselves. The script x2gs (or ttf2pt1_x2gs when installed
into a public directory, to avoid name conflicts with other
programs) links the font files from the X11 direcotry into the Ghostscript
directory and automatically creates the description file (Fontmap)
in Ghostscript format.
If the configuration file is not specified as an argument then the file
convert.cfg in the current directory is used, just like the
convert script does. Indeed, this configuration file is used for
The Ghostscript-related parameters in the configuration file are:
DSTDIR - the X11 font directory used by x2gs as the
source of the fonts. This parameter is common with the X11
GSDIR - the base directory of Ghostsript. If this
parameter is set to an empty string then convert wont
call x2gs. So if you want to get only the X11 fonts
installed then set this parameter to an empty string. This
directory may vary on various system, so please check your
system and set this value accordingly before running the script.
GSFONTDIR - the font directory of Ghostscript. In the standard
Ghostscript installation its a subdirectory of GSDIR
but some systems may use completely different directories.
GSCONFDIR - the configuration subdirectory of Ghostscript
that contains the Fontmap file.
INSTALLFONTMAP - if the value is set to YES then
install the entries for the new fonts right into the main
Fontmap file. Otherwise just leave the file Fontmap.ttf
in the Ghostscript configuration directory.
After preparing the configuration file run the script. It symbolicaly links
all the font files and creates the description file Fontmap.ttf in
GSCONDFIR. After that there are two choices.
If the option INSTALLFONTMAP was set to YES then
the font descriptions are also automatically installed into the
master Fontmap file. The script is clever enough to
detect if it was run multiple times with the same directories
and if so it replaces the old Fontmap entries with
the new ones instead of just accumulating all of them. You
may also run it multiple times for multiple X11 directories
and all the results will be properly collected in the Fontmap.
But its your responsibility to watch that the names of the
font files dont overlap. If the X11 font directory gets
renamed then you have to remove its font entries from the
Fontmap and only after that re-run x2gs
for the new directory.
On the other hand if the option INSTALLFONTMAP was set to
NO then go to the GSCONFDIR directory and insert the
contents of Fontmap.ttf into the Fontmap file
manually. This step may be left manual to make the installation
a little bit more safe.
After that you may also want to redefine some of the aliases in
Fontmap to refer to the newly installed fonts.
But the redefinition of the aliases may be dangerous if the width of
characters in the new font will be different from the old font.
Alas, there is no visible solution of this problem yet.