I have some previous SVG files that I'm trying to edit with Inkscape that use Venturis ADF. This font is not installed as a "system font" on my current computer, but I understand it should be found there as part of the texlive-fonts-extra package. The CTAN mentions that 'OTF or TTF available'; I know LaTeX wants the fonts in a different format - but to be sure, should I be able to register Venturis ADF that comes with TeXLive so it can be used in regular Gnome applications such as Inkscape? If yes, how; if no, where do I find the official TTF sources of Venturis ADF (rather than downloading from a random shady "free fonts" website)?

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The TeX Live packages in Debian only provide the information for TeX and LaTeX, they don’t include the OTF formats. As a result, you can’t use the fonts in texlive-fonts-extra with tools such as Inkscape.

However there’s no need to resort to random web sites; you can download the Venturis collection from the foundry directly (look for the WinZip icon alongside “Venturis collection” on the right-hand side; this is the current download link).

  • Thank you. It took me a moment to realise the 8-bit 1990s "zip icon" is a link to the download :)
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    Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 11:00

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