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When I use Garamond fonts, everything becomes immediately lighter, in particular the \begin{description} … \end{description} parts.

With Garamond:

\documentclass[10pt]{book}
\usepackage[OT1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{pslatex}
\usepackage{garamond}

\begin{document}
\chapter{Introduction and Ideas}
\begin{description}
\item[Item 1]
\item[Item 2]
\end{description}

\section{More Ideas}

\end{document}

Without Garamond:

\documentclass[10pt]{book}

%\usepackage[OT1]{fontenc}
%\usepackage{pslatex}
%\usepackage{garamond}

\begin{document}
\chapter{Introduction and Ideas}
\begin{description}
\item[Item 1]
\item[Item 2]
\end{description}

\section{More Ideas}

\end{document}

How can I get around this? Thanks

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(Warning: Pedantic Comment!) Strictly speaking, since Garamond is an early, classical font, it shouldn't be used with bold characters; just roman, italic, and (maybe) small caps. "Bold is modern stuff". –  Brent.Longborough May 5 '13 at 10:07

2 Answers 2

Some suggestions:

  1. Use T1 font encoding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
  2. URW Garamond usually is not included in any TeX distribution. So, it usually requires manual download and installation. It's here urw-garamond for example.
  3. There is an alternative way to use URW Garamond, via the package mathdesign. It also provides math font, which math font isn't the best, but it's Garamond based. It's here mathdesign and is invoked this way \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign}
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garamond does not kill bold fonts. You need to separately install garamond bold fonts to generate bold face characters. Similarly for italics and other fonts. For example if you are using "Garamond Pro", \textbf will work only if you have "Garamond Pro Bold" font installed.

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