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There are many related questions and answers. I looked at Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore) and tried the lua answer there. lualatex from a freshly instlled Miktex on this MWE

\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{EB Garamond}

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. 0123456789 

\emph{Try italics.} \\
{\bfseries Try bold face} \\
{\scshape Try small caps} \\



starting package maintenance...
installation directory: C:\Users\eb\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
package repository:
lightweight database digest: 8a9d030e8c8fa3aaa59a4f1bbb445ea5
going to download 8096508 bytes
going to install 181 file(s) (1 package(s))
8096508 bytes, 765.27 KB/Sec
extracting files from tipa.tar.lzma...

(C:/Users/eb/AppData/Roaming/MiKTeX/2.9//tex/latex/tipa/t3enc.def(save: C:/Users
ar.lua)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts/ot
f/lmromanslant10-regular.luc)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-
cache/generic/fonts/otf/lmroman10-italic.lua)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/Mi
KTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts/otf/lmroman10-italic.luc)(save: C:/Users/eb/
: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts/otf/lmroman10-
bold.luc) ("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/euenc/eu2lmss.fd")(save:
gular.lua)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/graphicx.sty"
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/keyval.sty")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/graphics.sty"
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/trig.sty")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/00miktex/graphics.cfg")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/pdftex-def/pdftex.def"
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/generic/oberdiek/ltxcmds.sty")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/generic/oberdiek/pdftexcmds.sty"
(C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/scripts/oberdiek/pdftexcmds.lua))))))
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/fontspec/fontspec.cfg")))
luaotfload | cache : No lookup cache, creating empty.
luaotfload | db : Reload initiated; reason: "unresolved font name: 'ebgaramond12
luaotfload | db : Font index saved

! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
! The font "EBGaramond12" cannot be found.

The Miktex package manager says ebgaramond is there.

The fontspec documentation is pretty dense.

I've looked at, to no avail.I can't examine updmap.cfg because windows 7 search doesn't find it and I don't know where to look by hand.

Edit: As per @UlrikeFischer comment:

eb@7J8B8W1 ~
$  luaotfload-tool -u -vv
luaotfload | util : Task completed successfully

eb@7J8B8W1 ~
$  luaotfload-tool --alias=luaotfload-tool --find="ebgaramond"
luaotfload | resolve : Cannot find "ebgaramond".

Edit: Progress! \usepackage{ebgaramond} works with pdflatex. (The bold face doesn't, but according to a comment elsewhere by @egreg I shouldn't want it anyway.)

Perhaps I should move my whole project from luatex to pdftex.

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Do lualatex works if you use \setmainfont{Arial}? – Ulrike Fischer Jun 10 '14 at 15:24
@UlrikeFischer yes, Arial works. (So does arial.) – Ethan Bolker Jun 10 '14 at 15:29
Does \setmainfont{EB Garamond 12} work? – cfr Jun 10 '14 at 17:31
Are you sure that you have installed the OpenType version of EB Garamond? – Herbert Jun 10 '14 at 17:59
Can you try compiling a file which loads ebgaramond using pdfTeX? If MiKTeX can't find the type1 versions either, that might suggest that the package just didn't get installed properly at all. – cfr Jun 11 '14 at 1:22

1 Answer 1

Provided the type1 fonts have been correctly installed by the package manager, one option may be to use pdfLaTeX for compilation:



  The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.\\
  \emph{Try italics.}\\
  {\scshape Try small caps.}


EB Garamond type1

I have omitted the bold test since EB Garamond lacks a bold face by design.

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As per the discussion at… I'm unaccepting this answer - but leaving the upvote and hoping for upvotes from others. – Ethan Bolker Jun 24 '14 at 13:22
@EthanBolker As a participant in that discussion, that seems good to me ;). I hope some Lua guru will happen along to actually answer the question! – cfr Jun 24 '14 at 21:10

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