I'm currently writing a math-heavy Ph.D. thesis (more about this in a minute) and, as I truly love Adobe Garamond, I would like to use it. However, given its cost, I would like to make sure that I make the right choice of format, and that I will be able to use it without problem in my documents. Note that focusing on this particular font makes sense to me, as it is one of the most discussed font around.
Many people ask questions about using fonts in LaTeX, and I've spend many hours (really) searching for a bulletproof and up-to-date method to use them. For the record, note that I am working under Debian and I'm not at all used to handling fonts.
Constraint. You see, there is a constraint: as I'm using arxiv.org, I'm somehow stuck with LaTeX (pdfLaTeX). Many "easy solutions" I have found involve switching to XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX or ConTeXt. However, I simply cannot switch permanently for LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX (but I can however use them, if it's not too involved, for CV and letters), ConTeXt being even less suitable.
Uses. Now, I'm thinking of two different uses for the font:
- in CV, letters and such;
- in my Ph.D. thesis, which I would like to upload on arxiv.org once finished.
Format. Given the circumstances, should I go for:
OpenType is totally fine for XeLateX, from what I understand, thanks to fontspec. On the other hand, Type1 is what LaTeX natively uses (but I do not know how to handle it). Also, are Type1 fonts extracted somehow from OpenType as good as native Type1 fonts or is there a quality loss?
Installation & use. Depending on the answer(s) to the previous question:
- how to install the font (either as it is or via a conversion)
- how to use it in LaTeX in a minimal example?
Most threads in SX typically only focus on very specific parts of the process, and it's extremely confusing. Usually, I would just go for trials and errors but as I have to purchase first, it doesn't seem to be the best option.
What about maths? How should one deal with mathematical expressions? Possibly: which alternative fonts should one use?
Humble request. I could not find an A-to-Z method to install fonts and use them in LaTeX for a Linux distribution, but I've seen many topics in SX where people display a great knowledge of those things. I truly believe that, if one such person would accept to make a comprehensive and detailed walkthrough, it might be one of the most useful post around. I'd be more than happy to offer as much of my current reputation as I can to such a person. But tell me what you think about that.
I thank you very much for your time.
Edit: I am well aware that arxiv.org does not accept proprietary fonts, but not putting my thesis there is not an option. I'll just revert back to the default font when I upload it there. Edit: Apparently OpenType should be the way to go, even though they are harder to use in pdflatex.