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I'm currently testing out some fonts and found out that some fonts are designed to match each other (good serif+sans-serif+typewriter combinations).

Are the TeX Gyre fonts, which provide at leats one for each type (serif, sans-serif, typewriter) are designed to be used together?

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no, they are the modified OTF versions of the URW Type 1 variants and, of course, with corresponding math fonts. –  Herbert Apr 21 '13 at 17:43
    
@Herbert The Font Catalogue lists them without math support. And the TeX Gyre Pagella Math and the TeX Gyre Termes Math (the only two TeX Gyre with math support yet) don't work with pdfLaTeX (which I'm using). –  Foo Bar Apr 21 '13 at 17:46
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@FooBar No-one is going to create new TeX-only math fonts: if you want matching math support you need to go with one of the small set that already exist for (pdf)TeX. –  Joseph Wright Apr 21 '13 at 18:12
    
especially the TeX Gyre Pagella is not the same if you use pdflatex or xelatex. See a previous question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/101019/… –  Micha Apr 21 '13 at 19:02
    
@FooBar: Sure, if you want all the new features you have to use the OpenType variants. –  Herbert Apr 21 '13 at 19:47
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For the sake of closing the question, here is a summary of the comments:

No, the TeX Gyre fonts are not meant to be used together. They are just a high quality Type1 and OpenType replacement of standard fonts that used to be provided by the URW collection in Type1.

The TeX Gyre collection of fonts consists of:

TeX Gyre font        Original font             Old URW replacement font
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TeX Gyre Adventor    ITC Avant Garde Gothic    URW Gothic L
TeX Gyre Bonum       ITC Bookman               URW Bookman L
TeX Gyre Chorus      ITC Zapf Chancery         URW Chancery L Medium Italic
TeX Gyre Cursor      Courier                   URW Nimbus Mono L
TeX Gyre Heros       Helvetica                 URW Nimbus Sans L
TeX Gyre Pagella     Palatino                  URW Palladio L
TeX Gyre Schola      Century Schoolbook        URW Century Schoolbook L
TeX Gyre Termes      Times (New) Roman         URW Nimbus Roman No9 L

As the original fonts that the TeX Gyre collection replaces were not designed to be used together, the TeX Gyre fonts themselves can't be expected to be designed for that purpose.

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