{fonts} is about fonts and how to use them. It deals with questions about changing family, shape and weight of fonts, but also with font packages. If your question is not about a font in general but about specific symbols, use {symbols} instead. For questions about font sizes, use {fontsize}.

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Font Installation in TeX Live 2013 [duplicate]

I have the .afm and .pfb files for the Garamond Light Condensed fonts, I follow the instructions available here for installation. When I try to use them in my document they are not found by pdflatex; ...
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How to use a font installed from `getnonfreefonts`?

One sometimes cannot choose the font one has to write with. So I'm having troubles with uarial's installation. From the very begining, the following code given in this accepted answer, doesn't work ...
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Which typeface is used in moderncv?

I am curious which typeface is used in the moderncv document class. I wrote a CV with the following document class invocation: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} If I have to write a ...
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How to revert the effect of a wrongly manually installed font?

What I did... First try. The readme-file of uarial says actually, it should be installed in <texmf>/fonts/type1/... I downloaded the TDS directory, uncompressed somewhere, and then tried ...
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Missing font moving from writeLaTeX to PCTex

I'm working to take a document developed in writeLaTeX and typeset it using PCTex. When I do that I get the error: "No font mapping entry for font: ecrm0900" Is there a file I'm missing?
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How to change the font for chapter title with titlesec and titling under XeTeX?

I'm using XeTeX to edit a document in which I am trying to use titlesec and titling to set a different font for some headings. I'm using the approach suggested as a reply to a similar question, but ...
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Text font thinner on pages with pictures

I have a problem with font thickness on pages containing heavy pictures, the font looks slightly thinner than usual (see the example). Does anyone know how to solve this? FYI: I use TeXShop to ...
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charter font with mathastext and upright txgreeks

I would like charter font with upright math, both on greek and latin symbols. are txgreek upright and mathdesign-charter mutually incompatible? or is mathdesign's functionality voided by upright ...
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Reconstructing this website's banner / heading?

I'd sometimes like to generate some desktop wallpapers; in particular, I'd like a design like this website's banner (bg-graph-top.png): Grayish vibe Bit of mathish 2D lines/surfaces Some fleuron art ...
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Fontfamily with XeLaTeX

I'm trying to install a custom fontfamily, named Agenda, in my Latex document. I use XeLatex, so i tried to load the font with \fontspec: Using this code, the font works great: ...
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Change greek font with another one

Hello I am using Sharelatex and I use these commands in the preamble in order to be able to write in greek. \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{GFSDidot.otf} ...
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Using class and specific font in XeLaTeX throws error

I am trying to use xelatex with its own class and a font I found on another stackexchange site. Here's a minimum working example, the Roboto font is in the same folder in a subdirectory called ...
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Installed font not working

I have downloaded a latex template for a thesis from Harvard University. Currently I'm using Linux Mint Nadia 14. The instructions of the template tells you to install the needed fonts (which are ...
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How to add a new font size to a .cls file?

I use the osudissert96.cls file. which contains the following % % $Id: osudissert96.cls,v 1.2 1998/11/02 00:45:41 hanes Exp $ % % Modified: 1996/08/01 mdh to conform to 1995/1996 GS Format % ...
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Why do different fonts have different point sizes?

My "general" question is: Why do different fonts have different definitions of a "point"? Or in a concrete case: Why is Arial 12pt bigger than Times New Roman 12pt? The fact the definition of ...
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How can I make text inside set notation look like normal text?

I'm very new to LaTeX, and have never been very good with computers, so apologies for not knowing how to post questions on here properly or missing out anything important. I have this: ...
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MinionPro, siunitx and some character substitution: Bad mathchar (32768) [duplicate]

I've been using a solution that allows me to: Use proportional figures in text and tabular figures in tables; Force siunitx to set "symbols", e.g. ( ) - in the text-font instead of the math-font, ...
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Changing `\mathcal` settings (LaTeX)

With the package mathptmx the \mathcal font changes. Most of the letters look fine in that font, and better than the non-mathptmx ones. However, a few, namely H,K,Q,V,W,Z, I do not like. I compared ...
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Specifying font for a special glyph

Is it possible to set a font for a glyph without adding markup around each occurrence of the glyph? e.g. my current font does not support angle bracket (〈 〉).
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Changing Font and Make Header for a Thesis

I want to set the font to 14pt in my Master Thesis, and make a header contains the following: Chapter#                                             chapter Name I use a style file and a a .cls ...
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How to get a column matrix for words written in Devanagari?

I am a latex novice and I am trying to get something like the figure below except that i want to use Hindi words in place. Preamble for creating the figure below \documentclass{report} ...
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How to set a document for use with the Bera fonts instead the default fonts?

I have a document created with scrartcl class and I want to use the three Bera fonts: Serif, Sans and Mono, but I don't find the right way to change it with the KOMA-Script commands. Could someone ...
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Trying to use a particular font

I want to use Dominican/Butterbrotpapier/blackletter fonts as shown in Simulate printing imperfections and defects with TeX?, however, there is no latex file so as to replicate similar results. I ...
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Change font in pstricks

I'm trying to change the font inside of my pstricks code, but I can't change to the font I want to use. I'd rather use another code instead \usefont. This is my code: \thispagestyle{empty} ...
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Problem with the \mathbf command

In this MWE, I want to obtain bold letter for the letter "H" (compare the two "H") : \documentclass[10 pt]{beamer} \usetheme{default} \usepackage{lmodern} % load a font with all the characters ...
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Why does fontspec interfere with metafont fonts?

I need to create a document using a few fonts. Two or three will be metafont fonts used for most of the document in a Latin-based language, and then I need to use another font for a SE Asian language ...
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What is the secret to use fonts?

Background Relatively new LaTeX user going mad here. All I want to do is use the Day Ramon S font, but it seems nigh on impossible to do so. Question What is the secret to using fonts in (La)TeX? ...
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XeTeX and Roboto: No Ligatures

I'm trying to use the Roboto Font Family with XeTeX (or LuaTeX). When I'm writing a Document in XeTeX, no ligatures are used (but there are used on Android, so ligatures should be there). otfinfo ...
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Shuffle symbol breaks footnotes?

I am currently recompiling a draft monograph with Springer's "svmono" class. When compiling the file, everything seems to work fine, but the first time TeX encounters a footnote, it throws the error ...
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Missing font in ubuntu (SimSun)

Previously I complied my file using Xelatex in window 7 using Miktex and it works fine. Now I install TexLive 2009 in Ubuntu 12.04 and compile the same file again, but the following error occurs after ...
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Overfull \hbox in toc for large page-numbers when using mathdesign [duplicate]

I am using the mathdesign package to use the bitstream-charter font. In my table of contents, starting from page 100 and up, the page numbers for subsections are slightly of to the right and cause an ...
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MonTeX and XeLaTeX fonts

This is my second question regarding MonTeX, a follow up to this one, which concerned a conflict between xelatex and MonTeX Since writing that question I contacted and received help from the author of ...
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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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Font installation in LaTeX: otftotfm mktexupd failed

I'm using otftotfm tools with a Windows/MiKTeX 2.8 installation, when I run something like otftotfm -a --verbose -e ec -fkern -fliga Ubuntu-R.ttf T1--Ubuntu--Regular I receive an error message ...
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How do I get my LaTeX font for the usage in other software [duplicate]

I am using my university default LaTeX file for my thesis (written in LaTeX). I am still not sure how the font that LaTeX uses is called, but if I click in font --> properties it appears with the ...
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Is there a way I can use Tahoma font from Microsoft in latex?

Googling the question yields many posts but no definite answer. Is there a way to use Tahoma font in latex?
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“Black marker” effect in the text (sanitization used to hide passwords in code example)

I wonder if there is any latex library that allows me to obtain a sanitization "black marker" effect in order to conceal omissis information, like for example a secret code in a url or a password in a ...
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Why are the equal signs not equal and how do I make them equal?

This question is related to a question I asked here: How to reproduce typesetting of coupling constant in chemmacros There I was using libertine with newtxmath and beramono together with the ...
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Scary Font Echo Effect

I'm trying to reproduce a strange font effect that is normally seen in horror movie trailers. In the trailers, a word will usually be flashed on screen, with 'echos' or 'shadows' of the word around ...
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Formatting my basic tex report with specific spacing and font settings

Ok so I am configuring the settings of my tex file before starting my (mathematical) report and am going through my basic template and removing all packages I don't need and believe I have the very ...
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How to use semibold italic cmbright for bold math symbols?

I want to make my bold math symbols in a document using cmbright semibold and italic. How can I do this? \usepackage{bm} is close, but uses bold instead of semibold. Here is a minimal working ...
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How to make math text lighter

I saw here how to make body text lighter. The command is \font\tenrm = cmr17 at 10pt \tenrm How can I do the same thing to math text? Note: I want to use Computer Modern, not kpfonts, etc. Here is a ...
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Helvetica neue for a table

How can I set Helvetica Neue font (with a specified size and color - i.e. 9) for all the tables in my LaTeX file? I'm trying with \fontfamily{helveticaneue}\selectfont but it doesn't work and ...
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Combination of siunitx and light weight font fails to compile …?

Question I am trying to use the package siunitx in combination with the Opensans Light font. To make siunitx detect the font weight, I pass \sisetup{detect-weight}. However, the document fails to ...
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Cyrillic font for XeLaTeX in OS X

I'm switching to XeLaTeX and have a problem choosing a Cyrillic (Russian) font for the document. If I try just \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Who do I have to ask, if I need a \mathsfup{\Theta} (missing unicode character)?

Strange question, I guess, but I am needing a \mathsfup{\Theta} and this char is not included to the range of unicode characters. Who should I ask, if I want to obtain this letter in medium weight ...
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Is there any way to use a custom font with moderncv?

The package moderncv proposes only two available options for the font selection roman & sans. I've seen the following declaration in the source code of the package: ...
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How can I enter Unicode bold Fraktur math characters with LuaTeX?

I want to write a paper with Old/Biblical-Hebrew (Tiro) and Old-Greek words in it. Now I have made my first experience with LuaTeX and it worked well. But I also want to use this symbol ...
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Missing character 1 in font bbold11

I have a problem with my (freshly updated) MiKTeX installation: I like to use \mathbbold{1} from the bbold package to obtain a blackboard bold 1. This works with TeX Live under Linux, but for font ...
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Bold chapters and sections and normalsize subsections Table of Contents in KOMA-script

I would like to make chapter and section appear bold in the Table of Contents (TOC). I am using a KOMA-Script prototype. My Table of Contents looks like: Although I define sections to be written ...