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I am currently writing my dissertation. I am looking for a compressed font like the picture below for my headers. What is the nearest font to this, preferably open type? I am using xelatex and memoir for my thesis, So I can easily change fonts. enter image description here

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Have you tried the methods suggested in How do I find out what fonts are used in a document/picture? ? – Andrew Swann Oct 11 '12 at 10:39
For your headers or for your headings? – ℝaphink Oct 11 '12 at 10:47
WhatTheFont shows that this seems to be a Univers Ultra Cond Thin font: tinyurl.com/982w2xw – ℝaphink Oct 11 '12 at 10:51
@AndrewSwann, those methods are for when you have the original PDF that I don't have. – rowman Oct 12 '12 at 6:06
@ℝaphink, For the headings like section and title headings. Your url is not working but I found the font:myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/univers/ultra-cond-thin Unfortunately it is not free, Is there any free alternative that matches as much as possible? – rowman Oct 12 '12 at 6:09
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This font seems to be a Univers Ultra Condensed Thin:

Univers Ultra Cond Thin

A free (as in free beer) replacement might be Steelfish Rg:

Steelfish Rg

Steelfish Rg is a bit bolder than Univers Ultra Cond Thin. There are Steelfish Light and Steelfish Ultralight faces, too, but they are not free. Example with Steelfish Light:

Steelfish Light

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