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For some complicated diagrams, I need to use something like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, and would like to include nicely typeset labels. (I'm aware of post-processing solutions, such as pinlabel.) One way to do this is to use a closely-matching font, and then convert fonts to outlines. Better, however, would be to use Computer Modern directly in Illustrator.

Where can I find a Computer Modern font compatible with Adobe Illustrator?

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You can download them here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cm-unicode/

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@DanielEgberg: Could you please elucidate how I would install the tar.xz file? –  Law Area 51 Proposal - Commit Sep 20 '13 at 11:14
@LePressentiment Use 7-zip to unzip it, there are .ttf files inside –  Neil McGuigan Feb 5 '14 at 4:43

They are available in TrueType and OpenType formats through the BaKoMa distribution.

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@Unfortunately, the aforesaid links beget a page saying that "Service Temporarily Unavailable". –  Law Area 51 Proposal - Commit Sep 20 '13 at 11:14
@LePressentiment, It looks like ctan.org is down at the moment. You can try the following links to a CTAN mirror: TrueType and OpenType. –  godbyk Sep 20 '13 at 16:05

Also, Latin Modern is available in OpenType format from GUST.

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Latin Modern also provides all web font formats i.e. .woff, .eot, .svg, which can be found here: fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/foundry/gust-e-foundry –  icc97 Jun 23 '14 at 14:42

Also see these type 1 fonts by the AMS.

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Could you please elucidate where to download? –  Law Area 51 Proposal - Commit Sep 20 '13 at 11:15

What I do is to use LaTeXiT to generate labels as outlined fonts and drag them into the illustrator image. This works for both equations and text, and it's completely consistent with the TeX typesetting in your normal LaTeX file.

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