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Could you provide me with a list of Berry names for LaTeX font families?

I am currently working on a paper comparing various LaTeX fonts, particularly their support of extended Latin and it took some time to figure out these obsolete three-letter codes for the TeX Gyre families (to change font families using \fontfamily{nnn}\selectfont). Rather than gathering all the .map files, I tried to look them up on the Internet, but with no success.

The documentation of the PSNFSS bundle features the following packages: times, palatino, helvet, avant, newcent, bookman, courier, pifont, chancery, mathptm, mathpple, charter, utopia, mathpazo. It is possible to extract the codes, but it is unnecessarily time-consuming and some are still missing (such as TeX Gyre).

Should someone look for the same, here are the Berry names of TeX Gyre families:

  • Adventor – qag
  • Bonum – qbk
  • Chorus – qzc
  • Cursor – qcr
  • Heros – qhv
  • Pagella – qpl
  • Schola – qcs
  • Termes – qtm
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you can look into the package, e.g. tgpagella.sty for the font name. Or use XeTeX or LuaTeX then you can use the official font name. – Herbert Jul 20 '11 at 13:26
Some are listed at tex.stackexchange.com/a/25251/4012 – doncherry Mar 11 '12 at 12:26
The file tug.org/fontname/fontname.pdf contains a large listing. – Steven B. Segletes Aug 30 '13 at 16:07
up vote 20 down vote accepted

The names can be found in fontname.pdf (texdoc fontname on TeX Live systems); on page 4 there is the list of "suppliers" and GUST Typefoundry appears as q. Since TeX Gyre Termes, for instance, is a clone of Times, its family name is qtm.

  • ag Avant Garde
  • bk Bookman
  • zc Zapf Chancery
  • cr Courier
  • hv Helvetica
  • pl Palatino
  • cs Century Schoolbook (the Adobe one is NewCentury Schoolbook, pnc)
  • tm Times

There are listings by supplier in the appendix, but GUST Typefoundry doesn't (still) appear.

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the list is incomplete, it doesn't show all that fonts which start with x, e.g. libertine – Herbert Jul 20 '11 at 13:46
@Herbert On my copy xl appears at the end of page 16; the font supplier is f (small foundry), so fxl is the family name; on the other hand Biolinum is not listed. – egreg Jul 20 '11 at 13:57
@egreg Thank you. – Harold Cavendish Jul 20 '11 at 18:17
@egreg Does Biolinum have a Berry name? – cfr Sep 23 '14 at 20:57
@cfr It used to have one, now it doesn't. The family name is one among *-LF, *-TLF, *-OsF or *-TOsF, where * is LinuxBiolinumT – egreg Sep 23 '14 at 21:02

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