# fontawesome package deforms orginal font style

Why do I notice a shift and deformation in the fonts when I use the fontawesome package. The firs image doesnt use the fontawesome package and the font looks thicker and neat, when the package is included its thinner. MWE 1: without fontawesome pack:

    \documentclass[10pt]{article}
\RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{calc}

\reversemarginpar
%\usepackage[paper=letterpaper,
%%includefoot, % Uncomment to put page number above margin
%marginparwidth=1.2in,     % Length of section titles
%marginparsep=.05in,       % Space between titles and text
%margin=1in,               % 1 inch margins
%includemp]{geometry}
%\setlength{\parindent}{0in}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% PDTOOLTIP & FONTAWESOME DECLARE %%%%%%%
\usepackage{pdfcomment}% http://ctan.org/pkg/pdfcomment
\usepackage{amsmath}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amsmath
\usepackage{mathtools}% http://ctan.org/pkg/mathtools
\usepackage{xcolor}
%\usepackage{fontawesome} % add skype, FB and Gtalk symbol. Has a problem.
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% End DECLARE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Begin CV Document %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\section{Research Interests}
\textbf{Complex adaptive systems in control systems engineering and
behavioral science:} distributed algorithms, computational agent-based
modeling, hybrid dynamic systems, decentralized decision making,
emergence and self organization, amorphous computing, autonomous
systems, control, communications, verification, cooperation,
optimization, game theory, resource allocation, parallel computation,
robotics, energy systems, sustainability in the built environment,
behavioral ecology, engineering education, bio-mimicry and
bio-inspiration
\end{document}


MWE 2: With fontawesome pack.

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{calc}

\reversemarginpar
%\usepackage[paper=letterpaper,
%%includefoot, % Uncomment to put page number above margin
%marginparwidth=1.2in,     % Length of section titles
%marginparsep=.05in,       % Space between titles and text
%margin=1in,               % 1 inch margins
%includemp]{geometry}
%\setlength{\parindent}{0in}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% PDTOOLTIP & FONTAWESOME DECLARE %%%%%%%
\usepackage{pdfcomment}% http://ctan.org/pkg/pdfcomment
\usepackage{amsmath}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amsmath
\usepackage{mathtools}% http://ctan.org/pkg/mathtools
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{fontawesome} % add skype, FB and Gtalk symbol. Has a problem.
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% End DECLARE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Begin CV Document %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\section{Research Interests}
\textbf{Complex adaptive systems in control systems engineering and
behavioral science:} distributed algorithms, computational agent-based
modeling, hybrid dynamic systems, decentralized decision making,
emergence and self organization, amorphous computing, autonomous
systems, control, communications, verification, cooperation,
optimization, game theory, resource allocation, parallel computation,
robotics, energy systems, sustainability in the built environment,
behavioral ecology, engineering education, bio-mimicry and
bio-inspiration
\end{document}


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Please show us your code! All questions should include a Minimal Working Example. The code used to generate that image, for example, as a small, complete document. Or any similar minimal document illustrating the problem. – cfr Apr 12 '14 at 2:18
See my answer. I get pretty much the opposite effect from the one you claim to get. Either you have switched things in your question or something else is going on. Impossible to say, really, without the code... – cfr Apr 12 '14 at 2:26
Have added the MWE with the corresponding outputs. – abhilash sukumari Apr 12 '14 at 2:36
OK. fontawesome requires fontspec which requires Xe/LuaLaTeX. Yet you are loading fontenc and times. times is deprecated anyway and ought not be be used. But neither should its replacement if you are using fontspec. Moreover, you almost certainly don't want fontenc unless you know exactly what you are doing. Summary: I am not surprised you are getting odd output. You are doing all kinds of strange and mutually contradictory things with fonts in your preamble. – cfr Apr 12 '14 at 2:40
yes but the idea is to get the kind of output I have shown in MWE1. What package can I use to get that and still have fontawesome running successfully ? – abhilash sukumari Apr 12 '14 at 2:43

fontawesome loads fontspec and fontspec changes the default font from Computer Modern to Latin Modern.

Computer Modern:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}

\begin{document}
\kant[1]
\end{document}


Latin Modern with fontspec via fontawesome:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}

\begin{document}
\kant[1]
\end{document}


Latin Modern via fontspec without fontawesome:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}

\begin{document}
\kant[1]
\end{document}


In the context of your code, what this means is that when you load fontawesome, you are getting Latin Modern:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{calc}

\usepackage{fontawesome} % add skype, FB and Gtalk symbol. Has a problem.

\begin{document}
\section{Research Interests}
\textbf{Complex adaptive systems in control systems engineering and
behavioral science:} distributed algorithms, computational agent-based
modeling, hybrid dynamic systems, decentralized decision making,
emergence and self organization, amorphous computing, autonomous
systems, control, communications, verification, cooperation,
optimization, game theory, resource allocation, parallel computation,
robotics, energy systems, sustainability in the built environment,
behavioral ecology, engineering education, bio-mimicry and
bio-inspiration
\end{document}


To obtain a Times-like font, try something like the following:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{calc}

\usepackage{fontawesome} % add skype, FB and Gtalk symbol. Has a problem.
\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX}
\setmainfont
[ UprightFont = *-Regular ,
BoldFont = *-Bold ,
ItalicFont = *-Italic ,
BoldItalicFont = *-BoldItalic ,
]
{TeXGyreTermes}

\begin{document}
\section{Research Interests}
\textbf{Complex adaptive systems in control systems engineering and
behavioral science:} distributed algorithms, computational agent-based
modeling, hybrid dynamic systems, decentralized decision making,
emergence and self organization, amorphous computing, autonomous
systems, control, communications, verification, cooperation,
optimization, game theory, resource allocation, parallel computation,
robotics, energy systems, sustainability in the built environment,
behavioral ecology, engineering education, bio-mimicry and
bio-inspiration
\end{document}


If you have Times or Times New Roman installed for your system, you could use those instead. Or else choose one of the other Times-alike TeX fonts which is available in opentype.

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Is it possible to capitalize the section heading using \scshape for TeXGyreTermes font ? – abhilash sukumari Apr 12 '14 at 3:42
Yes. That should work just as it would do otherwise. The fonts support small caps (smcp feature) and fontspec makes that available. Just try \textsc{whatever} to confirm it. (I just did this.) No additional configuration is required. – cfr Apr 12 '14 at 3:46