{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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Adobe Garamond Pro not working with XeLaTeX

Adobe Garamond Pro and XeLaTeX Guys, I am trying to use opentype fonts using XeLaTeX. Now when, I am trying to use Adobe Garamond Pro. It says ! Font \zf@basefont=Garamond at 10.0pt not ...
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Bold calligraphic typeface

I know \mathcal{ABC...}, but can't seem to bold these - thanks for help - PMF
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MinionPro on Mac OS X

Has anyone been able to install the MinionPro package on OS X? I usually install (and update) TeX Live through MacPorts and the first package I have ever found that wasn't already included is ...
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Getting Started to Xetex for Devangari?

I have learn LaTeX for a while. Now, I want to type Indic scripts using Tex and I found that XeTeX is the best because it supports unicode and opentype fonts. But the problem is there are not any ...
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Recommendations for substitution of non-free fonts with LaTeX typefaces?

I'm trying to create a LaTeX template for reports we use in our organization. The original template is in .doc format, and uses a few non-free fonts, specifically Gill Sans. I'm looking for a LaTeX ...
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Amsmath has problems with $e^{\sum{x}}$

Running the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} Dies, yet it runs just fine with the \usepackage{amsmath} commented out. The logs ...
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What is a good font for URLs to go with Palatino for the main text?

I'm looking for a nice font to use for my \url{...}s that goes well with Palatino. Courier does not look good at all. It's much too light. Helvetica (scaled .92) looks pretty good, but the ~ looks ...
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How to make a command for a composed symbol to work with all font sizes?

In my paper I need a letter $\mathbb{R}$ with a small circle above it. Currently I'm using the following command: \newcommand{\obbR}{{\mbox{\kern1.4pt \raisebox{7pt} {\scriptsize$\circ$} ...
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What fonts are installed on my box?

How can I find out which fonts are currently available in my TeX installation? (I'm using a Mac, OS 10.6.x, if that matters, although I'd prefer a machine-independent TeX-based answer). Thanks. As a ...
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What package should I use to typeset units?

I know there are a few packages related to typesetting units: unitsdef units, which can be seen as a "base package" used by unitsdef SIunits siunitx, which is the successor to SIunits maybe others? ...
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Alternative monospace fonts

My document uses the txfonts package, which provides Times Roman, Helvetica and what appears to be a facsimile of Courier. However, I dislike the monospace font and find it to be particularly ugly. I ...
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How to create a newcommand for fontsize?

I am trying to create a command to modify fontsize with one parameter, it seems that the paramater is not expanding properly: \newcommand{\mycfs}[1]{\fontsize{#1pt}{1.2*#1pt}}
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How to create small PDF files for the Internet

I feel that PDF documents when intended to be uploaded to the Internet should be of a minimal final size in bytes. Many strategies exist to create a small document: Pay attention to the size of the ...
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Why is my text font lighter than my math font?

When I used packages like Mathdesign and give commands like \setrmdefault{cmr} or something like this, what used to happen is the Text Font used to get lighter whereas the Math font used to be darker. ...
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getting the arXiv to produce a pdf with embedded fonts

I've produced a .tex file using the pstricks package for figures and the Times font (via the mathptmx package). When the arXiv compiles this to a .pdf file it doesn't seem to have the necessary fonts ...
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Simplest way to typeset entire document in sans serif (Helvetica)

How do I typeset an entire document in Helvetica/sans serif without littering the document with font changes for every heading/paragraph, etc.? Like this but with the paragraphs all in Helvetica. For ...
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change font of certain part of the text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use a particular font for a small section of text in my document? I am looking for changing the font just of a little part of my text, not a section title or ...
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XeLaTeX can find font, but xdvipdfmx can't

I had hoped to use the Minion and Myriad fonts from my new copy of Adobe CS 5 in XeLaTeX; but \setmainfont{Minion Pro} produces the following error: (output of xdvipdfmx -vvv shown) DVI File Info ...
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A monospace or typewriter font with matching math support

This might sound odd but I really like the old typewriter books from the pre-TeX era (the type of books that inspired Knuth to make TeX!). I don't know the exact reason, maybe its because I am very ...
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\emph or \textit

In the comments section of Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, I asked for a clarification of these points. The clarification has mostly been made, but it was requested that I turn this into a ...
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Strategies for nice vectors

I'm investigating about possible strategies to get nice vectors, discarding bold fonts. To make it simple, I'm not very happy with traditional ways of writing vectors with arrows. Please compare ...
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Install font in latex results in invisible text when compiling with ‘latex’ [closed]

I tried installing the nimbus font (http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/psfonts/urwvf/) in my local texmf tree by following the README provided with the package (and also on the website above). ...
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How can you change \mathbb characters to the old version?

If you look at older documents the \mathbb characters appear different. For example they are sans serif. I don't know how I can use that set of characters instead of the current default. If you are ...
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How do I get a proper mathematical \Lambda when using gfsneohellenic?

I am using the gfsneohellenic for my paper (which is in English). I load it using: \usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[default]{gfsneohellenic} Everything works fine except for capital greek ...
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how to get good looking copyright and registered symbols

I'm trying to include copyright © or registered ® symbols in my document. However they look terrible! As far as I can tell it is generating a small caps letter with a big circle around it (not even ...
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What fonts are available for LaTeX?

I have used Computer Modern, and I love it. Is there any other complete METAFONT font that can be used with LaTeX?
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LaTeX challenge: how to reproduce this layout and typography

I would like to create a document in latex (whatever \documentclass) to reproduce the layout below and its typography style. I'd like to know if there is any open font at FontSquirrel or anywhere ...
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How to make sense of font metrics?

If I have a Tex font, and I want to really understand how it will be laid out by Tex, and what features of the font to bear in mind when tuning my output to be beautiful, what tools are useful for ...
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How to set the font for a \section title (and chapter etc)

How do I specify the fonts, and general font size, for the titles, chapters and sections in my document Update: I can see how my question is confusing. I use \section and \chapter etc. to organise ...
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How to determine the true size of a font?

A colleague of mine is submitting a research proposal to one of the UK research councils, whose guidelines stipulate a minimum font-size of 10pt. My colleague, who is of course using LaTeX, uses the ...
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Latin Modern vs cm-super?

I've read various answers to questions on here that suggest the original Computer Modern fonts have been superceded. Sometimes it is suggested we use the cm-super package, sometimes that we instead ...
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Using different maths font in LaTeX

I am using Fedora 13 and it had TeX Live 2007 by default. I installed texlive and then I wanted to use the mathspec package which TeX Live 2007 version doesn't seem to have. Can anyone tell me as to ...
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How is the effect (swash) achieved?

Sorry, I don't know the name of this typographic effect, it's been years since I read The Elements of Typographic Style. This is more than kerning. I'm referring to the "tail" of the N going under the ...
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Configure LaTeX to use lmodern for T1 by default?

Like those contributing to the discussion of Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically?, I have also found the automatic use of bitmap fonts very annoying as the output is really horrible. My question ...
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Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically?

I have the following LaTeX-document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \title{Sample} \author{Litb} ...
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Custom title font in LyX

(My first problem of compiling at all is solved, so I'm now posing a slightly different question). Hi, I'd like some help with producing handouts for my students. I'm using LyX as I'm far from fluent ...
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What font package do I use to get the vertical Russan/German style integral signs?

What font package do I use to get the vertical Russan/German style integral signs? (subject says all)
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Change the font of figure captions

I would like to italicize my figure captions and make them smaller. How can I do that?
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Are there any free fraktura fonts available for LaTeX?

Where can I find them?
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Is it OK to use \tt etc. in latex2e if you don't want the text to inherit the font of the containing text?

I want some words to always be in upright teletype (they are defined to be something specific). If the sentence is emphasised and this word appears I do not want the text to be italic teletype, but ...
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Bold math using mathspec

I can't seem to make my math come out in bold using the mathspec package. Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathspec} \setallmainfonts{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ...
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Is it already possible to use the STIX fonts?

The STIX Fonts Project would provide consistent fonts for some things that are currently missing in LaTeX (e.g. lowercase \mathcal and \mathbb). The website says LaTeX support "will follow in 2011". ...
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How do I make my document use the Times font, both for the text and the math?

I know that I can put \usepackage{times} in the preamble in order to use the Times font instead of Computer Modern for my document. But this only affects the text; the math is still typeset using ...
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Typeset URL in a non-typewriter font

I use \usepackage{url} and \url{…} to typeset URLs, but the typewriter font stands out a little too much. How can I have the URLs typeset in a different font?
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XeTeX not working on Ubuntu 10.04?

When trying to compile a LaTeX document in Ubuntu 10.04 with xelatex I get the following error message: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Math in Trebuchet MS

How can I write equations in Trebuchet MS? Ideally, I'd like to have the following results: All symbols that are available in Trebuchet MS are written in Trebuchet MS. That includes, e.g., Latin and ...
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How can I get bold math symbols?

To make Latin-letter variables bold I can use e.g. \mathbf{a}, but while putting Greek letters or symbols such as \nabla inside \mathbf doesn't cause any errors or warnings, it also doesn't do ...
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Is there a simple way to use the gentium font in latex?

I'd like to use the gentium font in a LaTeX document, and the instructions I found at this site make it look rather difficult. Is there a simple package that is now available that would allow me to ...
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Is there an incompatibility between `eulervm` and `fourier` packages?

In the following minimal document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fourier,eulervm} \begin{document} $1 < 2$ \end{document} the output is missing the < symbol. On the other hand, if I ...
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Best way to typeset micrometers?

It seems to be generally well accepted that the correct way to typeset a value with units is to separate the number from the units by a space, and write the units in an upright font. For example, ...