{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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Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family

XeTeX and LuaTeX are able to assign optical sizes to fonts when they are provided. In those situations where XeTeX or LuaTex are unable to correctly assign optical sizes I am able to specify them but ...
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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts

Consider the following MWE: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass{article} \listfiles \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{Hoefler Text} \begin{document} ff fi fl ffi ffl ...
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Is this a bug in the pfb file or a bug in metapost's “glyph”?

I've only recently started playing with metapost's "glyph". I've discovered (MWE below) an anomaly with the paths in serifs for the cm font set from these experiments. Starting point: it seems that ...
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Script for using metatype to convert metafont to TTF?

In the metatype FAQ, there's a section called "I have Metafont sources of some font. How could I convert it to TrueType using Metatype?" In that, he lays out a dozen steps that really should be ...
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otf sans serif math only in figures

I was going to use a serif font (TG Pagella) for most of the text (including captions) and a sans serif font (Candara) for my (tikz) figures. For text this works nice, but not for maths. First I used ...
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Cronos Pro: missing opticals?

I am experimenting alternate fonts with LaTeX using pdfTeX (no XeTeX nor LuaTeX). I have installed FontPro with Adobe Reader's Minion & Myriad Pro, plus some Cronos Pro files I had; small family ...
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Fonts Compatible with Laser Cutting

Pretty straightforward question: My friends and I have access to a laser cutter and we are making a word clock. Thus I was wondering if anyone knew of a LaTeX font compatible with laser cutting such ...
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XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found

I am setting up the packages for a shared project with someone who's not familiar with LaTeX. I want to use some of our local fonts. I used XeLaTeX and it works. However, we'll also use a notebook ...
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Eadui font and luatex

Eadui, based on the hand of an eleventh-century scribe, is freely available at the Open Font Library. I can use Eadui easily with xelatex, but lualatex produces a puzzling error. For example: ...
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LuaLaTeX - Problem with defining Cambria Math only for special font types

I've got a problem, that I can't fix. As soon as I try to use Cambria Math as font for \mathscr and \mathbfscr I get a "missing \endcsname inserted" as error. I'm new to LuaLaTeX so I simply ...
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Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex

I have the feeling this must have been asked before, but I couldn't find it with search... When I run the following test file \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % ...
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Beamer 3.30 with helvet - Problem with upper-case Greek

Since I updated to latex beamer 3.30 last week, I do not get upper-case Greek letters anymore with the "helvet" package - they are replaced by black boxes instead. This is an example: ...
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Outline text using TrueType fonts

I'd like to write outlined text. Here is a minimal example, what I'd like to achieve. \documentclass[a4paper]{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex?

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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using a Postscript Type 1 font with fontspec and LuaLaTex on MacOSX

I am having trouble using SabonLT which is a Postscript Type 1 Outline font. I have the font installed as a system font (as described here) rather than a local font. I'm running LuaLaTex on Mac OSX. ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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Calculating the ink coverage of a page

Is it possible for LaTeX or any of its derivates to calculate, how much of a page is covered in ink? I came to this question via a link to ecofont posted on TeXhax, ecofont sells carved out versions ...
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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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How can I use Helvetica Light or Neue in moderncv?

I have gotten Helvetica working in Xavier Danaux's moderncv by placing in the following lines in banking.sty to typeset my cv.tex file. I'm using texShop on OSX. \usepackage[scaled]{helvet} ...
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Available fonts in MacTeX

How can I find out the list of fonts available in MacTeX? In particular, those fonts (say called FONT) which can be used as soon as the command \usepackage{FONT} appears in the preample. Also, how ...
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How to keep ggplot font size constant when varying figure width

I have different figures across my document with different width. I set the the font size for all ggplots globally with theme_set(theme_bw() + theme(text=element_text(family="Palatino", size=20))) but ...
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Embedding a complete rather than a partial font

Is it possible to make XELatex embed a full rather than a partial font? The reason I ask is that I am trying to induce a fillable form to use the body font (a question asked before by several ...
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How do I make en/em dashes work in Myriad when using it with MinionPro

I'm using MinionPro for the body of a document and Myriad for figure/table captions. Because I can't load packages MinionPro and Myriad at the same time, I load the Myriad fonts for the sans-serif ...
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Caecilia font for latex

I would like to know if there is a comprehensive website for all (standard) fonts available for latex and their code names. For example, I would like to use the font caecilia and do not know if it is ...
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Smooth concrete math

This question is linked to this one. I want concrete math to be smooth. Following the answer of egreg, I obtain an arithmetic overflow. I think this is due to the 8000dpi specified in the answer. In ...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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Latex font not read in Illustrator

I am having this problem for some time now. I am using the Roboto-Regular and Roboto-Light fonts in my tex documents (Miktex 2.9 on Win7) as per instructions from this site. An example of the .tex ...
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How to get started using mtpro2 lite on TeXLive?

I want to use mtpro2 but I have no idea how to get it working on TeXLive. I thought it was difficult to understand what do in order to install it. Until I became convinced that perhaps it is already ...
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Simulate handwriting with LaTeX

I am looking for a way to randomize characters rendering, to simulate handwriting. I already saw this, but it's not enough for me, only the position of the words are randomized.
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Accessing cmex10-equivalent symbols in latinmodern math in rendering code

I wish to display and print mathematical formulae not using one of the existing TeX distributions and not via a web browser, but using my own code so that the display is integrated into my packages as ...
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Can I turn a variable width font into a fixed-width font?

I found a free ancient-typewriter font I'd like to use in a project, but the person who made it apparently traced some scanned outlines and poured them into a variable width truetype font. That is not ...
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Problem using italics in fonts with optical size feature

I come across a strange problem when using fonts with different optical sizes. When compiling the following example (using either lualatex or xetex) \documentclass[10pt]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Font Error when using pslatex and gnuplot

I have a very persistent problem. I am creating a figure using gnuplot with pslatex terminal. Then I use Latex to create the .dvi (using the figure), then dvips to create the .ps and finally ps2pdf to ...
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font size and type in asymptote

I am struggling to find font sizes and types for labels on my math figures in asymptote. I am creating two images which should be essentially the same, but for a sphere and cylinder. I haven't been ...
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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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How to set the resolution of bitmap fonts in XeTex?

I would like to use the Calibri font for text and the concmath font for math. The latter is a bitmapped font and therefore it is rendered with rough edges by default. In pdflatex, one can set the ...
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Using 12 Pitch Monospaced Font in Latex

I am trying to create a Latex document and the specification for the same asks for a 12 pitch font. After reading a bit about "pitch" I understand that I should be using a monospaced font like ...
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Replacing a glyph in one font with a glyph from another

I am a newbie with LaTeX when it comes to fonts. I would like to replace the double story "a" in Latin Modern for a single story "a" version (and similarly for the "g"). I just prefer my typeset ...
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Monotype Garamond

I'm relatively new LaTeX user, and I want to use Monotype Garamond in LaTeX documents, at any cost. I know this is not the original version of Garamond, that the author is Jean Jannon from 1615 year, ...
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Abbreviations in mixed cases in small caps

Some guidelines suggest the use of use small caps for abbreviations. I have an issue with the following one: iTRAQ. Here are some guidelines on mixed small-upper case abbreviations. I do want to keep ...
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path for chinese font with ConTeXt

I already use ConTeXt for maths and am fully satisfied, but now I need to write a document with text in chinese. I've read the different PDFs (mchinese.pdf and Uptodate) available here and I visited ...
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Font package needed for PDF built using TEX?

This question might sound stupid (I am not a CS major). I built my grad school application resume using Latex (based on a CS grad suggestion :) ) and successfully generated the required PDF. I ...
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Common bold command for Latin and Greek letters

Following this post, Bold math: Automatic choice between \mathbf and \boldsymbol for Latin and Greek symbols?, I created the command \newcommand{\vect}[1]{\boldsymbol{\mathbf{#1}}} and include ...
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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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Special font used in crypto-related papers

Does anyone know what kind of typeface font is used to producer the text "setup", "master-key", and "params" in the following paper:
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How to use a lualatex FeatureFile to adjust sidebearings in math mode?

I am trying to use Linux Libertine as a letter font (and a bit more) in math with unicode-math and luaLaTeX. It should be good to adjust some details, and I hoped to be able to do it with a .fea ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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How to define a style for drawings using a special font and siunitx?

I would like to define a style (e. g. style=techDraw) that gives me the possibility to define the behavior of all technical drawings made by tikz or imported as pdf_tex a. s. o. when the style ...
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Fixed width font in LATEX .Rnw file

In a .Rmd file, I can force individual words to become fixed width font by using syntax. For example, in the above sentence, the word "syntax" will be written in fixed width format. Is there an ...