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a complete novice question:

I have installed new version of TeX (>3.0) on my Mac (10.7.x). The packages lm and lm-math are installed (I have checked in TeX Live Utility)

I have put the following code in my .tex Abstract document:


This should, according to everything I have read, do it. But when I compile the document, I do not see it in Latin Modern! It is just a normal font (I think Times). I have tested with commenting out the \usepackage{lmodern} line and it is the same font. I do not get any compile error.

Now, my /Library/fonts folder does not contain any lm fonts. I am trying to copy those from /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm to /Library/fonts but so far unsuccessful. Should I copy each of the about 50 lm fonts that are listed in this folder, to the fonts folder? Please help!

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Check which fonts are embedded in your document from the font tab in the document properties in Adobe reader (Ctrl + D on Windows). Or use pdffonts from a terminal. Latin Modern looks almost identical to Computer Modern, which is what you will get using no font packages on a standard LaTeX installation. – Martin Heller Mar 25 '13 at 10:30
If you see times then you are loading later a package that change the font to times. But it is not very surprising if the font doesn't change much if you comment out lmodern: The standard cm fonts and lmodern looks quite similar. – Ulrike Fischer Mar 25 '13 at 10:41
Thak you both so much! The answers have solved my problem! – Natalya Mar 25 '13 at 10:55
The best way to thank the community for answers is to accept and upvote the one that helps you most and upvote any others you find informative. – Ethan Bolker Mar 25 '13 at 12:36
foo \textbf{bar}

has the embedded fonts:

voss@shakira:~> pdffonts foo.pdf
name                                 type              encoding         emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- ---------------- --- --- --- ---------
BTXVOT+LMRoman10-Regular             Type 1            Custom           yes yes no       4  0
APJXFQ+LMRoman10-Bold                Type 1            Custom           yes yes no       5  0
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