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I would like to use the Adobe Garamond Pro (otf) font with mathdesign. The readme of the package says:

The following commercial families are also supported:

  • mdpga family corresponds to Adobe Garamond Pro text fonts
  • mdpus family corresponds to Adobe Utopia Std text fonts
  • mdici family corresponds to ITC Charter text fonts


You have to obtain the commercial text fonts from your favorite reseller. Only the opentype version these fonts are supported. You will need the following files:

  • For Adobe Garamond Pro






  Put them in your TEXMF tree in the directory


(Supplier is garamond or itc. The fontname is basically what you want.) You don't need to rename the files. The 'expert' options is useless, since this fonts are provided with small caps and oldstyle figures!

I put the fonts in the directory .../fonts/opentype/garamond/Adobe Garamond Pro/, but when I run XeLaTeX on the following code, I get this warning and no pdf:

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for EU1+mdpgd on input line 185.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file EU1mdpgd.fd. on input line 185.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `EU1/mdpgd/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `EU1/lmr/m/n' instead on input line 185.


\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Adobe Garamond Pro}
\usepackage[adobe-garamond]{mathdesign}% thanks to Ulrike Fisher

\[f(x)=\int g(x)\,dx\]
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I don't have the font but I looking at the code would try the option adobe-garamond. – Ulrike Fischer May 4 '13 at 9:29
@UlrikeFischer, both the options mdpgd and adobe-garamond are recognized, but then I get the following warning: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape EU1/mdpgd/m/n' undefined (Font) using EU1/lmr/m/n' instead on input line 185. And I get no pdf. – Luigi May 4 '13 at 9:56
I assume you're using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. On my machine (Windows 7), your example compiles without error. Looks like a "font installation" problem. Is it necessary to run mktexlsr? – Brent.Longborough May 4 '13 at 19:23
@Brent.Longborough, I'm using XeLaTeX on Windows7 with MiKTeX 2.9. I run mktexlsr but nothing changed. Did you uncomment the commented line in the code using the adobe-garamond option instead? I edited the code with Ulrike suggestion. – Luigi May 5 '13 at 6:51
@Luigi : Have you installed (That is, right-click on the file, select Install) the fonts from Windows' point-of-view? – Brent.Longborough May 5 '13 at 9:29
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For an unknown reason the documentation in CTAN is out-of-date. I have uploaded the most recent version.

There is no problem using Adobe Garamond Pro with pdfLaTeX.

\usepackage[Adobe Garamond]{mathdesign}

    This is a test: $x+y=2$

But for the moment, mathdesign doesn't offer Unicode fonts.

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Thank you Paul. I see it works with the mdpgd option (otherwise it says AdobeGaramond option not defined. I was using the package with XeLaTeX). Is this not allowed? – Luigi Jun 6 '13 at 7:58

this works for me:

\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Adobe Garamond Pro}

\[f(x)=\int g(x)\,dx\]

Fonts listed in this example:

voss@shania:~> pdffonts Test/demo.pdf
name                                 type           encoding    emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ------------- ------------ --- --- --- ---------
VAQEVQ+AGaramondPro-Regular-Identity-H CID Type 0C  Identity-H  yes yes yes 5  0
MEBUGK+GaramondNo8-Ita               Type 1C        WinAnsi     yes yes no  6  0
TRHMIW+MathDesign-GM-Regular-OT1-10  Type 1C        Builtin     yes yes no  7  0
VNMJHG+MathDesign-GM-Regular-Extension-10 Type 1C   Builtin     yes yes yes 8  0

I have the OTF-Garamond saved in $HOME/.fonts/GaramondPro/

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But when you select the option garamond, mathdesign uses the font URW-Garamond (i.e. Garamond 8 in your log) and I want to use the Adobe Garamond Pro font instead (option adobe-garamond). – Luigi May 5 '13 at 8:09
But only for the math variables. If you want the pro variant then you have to choose that by setting that via the package mathspec. mathdesign doesn't know an optional argument adobe-garamond – Herbert May 5 '13 at 9:55
Yes it does. See the readme of the package and the code as suggested by Ulriche Fischer. It is undocumented in the package manual. – Luigi May 5 '13 at 10:11
the current mathdesign.sty has no such option! Have a look into the log file! – Herbert May 5 '13 at 10:18
Please, see line 104 in mathdesign.sty: \DeclareOption{adobe-garamond}{\gdef\MD@default@family{mdpgd}} – Luigi May 5 '13 at 10:21

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