{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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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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Side effects of changing blackboard bold font with \setmathfont

I'm using Latin Modern Math as math font but, since I don't like the blackboard bold letters that come with it, I replace them with the ones from TeX Gyre Termes Math. I believe to achieve this, the ...
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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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Opentype fonts: A few wrong glyphs with current lualatex

As a happy user of TeXLive 2015, I came across a strange problem. With the current version (kept up-to-date with tlmgr), strange glyph substitutions occur with CronosPro and MinionPro, but not with ...
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luaotfload | load : path lookup unsuccessful

When I typeset documents with LuaLaTeX and OpenType fonts I regularly get messages like this in the .log file luaotfload | load : path lookup of "Palatino Linotype.ttf" unsuccessful, falling ...
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Feed fontdimen parameters to TeX

I have decided to use \fontdimen parameters as an array of numbers (to store data about Unicode Character Properties). The question now is to fill in those \fontdimen parameters in the most efficient ...
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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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Oriental TeX and Husayni

I have recently been typesetting a Quranic Mashaf using a combination of XeLaTeX, bidi, and polyglossia. I am generally pleased with the results so far, but after reviewing Idris Samawi Hamid's work ...
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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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ConTeXt: Font weights

Is there a canonical way to access font weights other than regular and bold in ConTeXt? This does not work: \definefontfamily [myfamily] [serif][Calluna] \definefontfamily [myfamily] [sans] [Calluna ...
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Have LaTeX document slowly transform/fade from one font into another

A couple months back, I recall reading an article where LaTeX's metatype system is used to have a document fade from one font into another. The example had several pages of serif text that slowly ...
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letters and spacing in Arabic — bug in OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX

I perceive the following unwanted outcome: Two issues: In the first line, the last word on the right has a small gap between the second and the third letter from the right that is not supposed to ...
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How to load baskervaldx font in xelatex

I'm trying to use the baskervaldx font in XeLaTeX; however it doesn't kern properly. With LaTeX it works as supposed. What is the right way to load the Baskervaldx font? With LaTeX, default install ...
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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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Remove specific ligature from specific font with LuaLaTeX

I was recently gifted the Zapfino otf character, and I'm using it to typeset an "handwritten" letter inside of a book. I like the way the discretionary ligature are typeset, but the Co ligature is ...
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ConTeXt is loading fonts, dependent on the cwd

I have a ConTeXt source file: ~/foo/mwe.tex \definefontfamily [mwe] [serif] [EBGaramond] \setupbodyfont [mwe,14pt] \starttext `If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.' -- Donald ...
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lualatex: Error when loading a font from a relative path

I'm trying to load a .ttf from lualatex, which works fine when I place the .ttf in the same folder as the .tex file. However, for my project structure it would be beneficial to store .ttf files in a ...
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Replace an upright Greek math alphabet in mtpro2

I need to replace the gamma and upright uppercase Gamma alphabets in mtpro2 with their counterparts from newtxmath in both normal and bold styles. I asked a related question, viz., How to replace ...
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LuaLaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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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} % \pdfmapfile{+rotis....
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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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MinionPro vs. FontPro

In the past I've used the MinionPro scripts/packages, by Achim Blumensath, Andreas Bühmann and Michael Pedler, to install the Minion Pro font set. I have to do this once more on a new computer —a Mac ...
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Latex and applicant tracking systems

I have been using a PDF resume written in Latex, and it recently occurred to me that Applicant Tracking Systems used by human resources may not be parsing my resume correctly. According to this Reddit ...
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How to specify font preferences in XeTeX math mode?

I would like to use specific fonts in the math formulas in a document I am writing. I mainly want to use the "great escape" font. After some search on the web I tried the following code: \...
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newtxtext typewriter text OK on screen but does not print (sometimes)

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{newtxtext} \begin{document} Hello world \texttt{Hello world} \end{document} Compiled with just-updated TeX Live 2015 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. newtx is ...
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XeLaTeX renders broken text after upgrade to Ubuntu Vivid

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid, which broke the XeLaTeX rendering on my system. Only \textbf{} and \textit{} of specific fonts are affected. The character table seems to be off-by-one. I use ...
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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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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 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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Trouble with fonts in XeLaTeX in MacTeX 2016

Consider the code % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont [Ligatures=TeX] {TeX Gyre Pagella} \setmathfont [...
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Specify fonts from specific .ttf files

In order to specify the sans serif font in report I am successfully using the following and all of the font shapes are being reproduced in the pdf without warning. \setsansfont[Path = fonts/Lato2OFL/,...
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Colophon in LuaTex

Is there a way to automatically generate a colophon information in LuaTex? Ideally I would like to automatically generate a file (plain text) that will list the different font and font-families that ...
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Vertical alignment of fonts from different language groups

Dear Fellow TeX enthusiasts, Thanks very much for help with solving earlier problems with the Devanagari Package. I'm working without KOMA-Scripts for the moment in Xelatex/Xetex and am trying to ...
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How can I have pdftex with dvi output expand CM fonts with high quality?

The following output pdftex > dvi > ps shows the problem: This comes about as follows. First, I use the file \pdfoutput=0 \hsize=5truein \tenrm \pdffontexpand\tenrm 20 20 20 \pdfadjustspacing=2 ...
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How can Bengali v.2 (bng2) be used to typeset Bengali with XeTeX?

This is a follow-up to this question about typesetting Bengali. As explained in both answers there, XeLaTeX can typeset Bengali given a suitable font using polyglossia and fontspec. For example, \...
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Myriad Pro differences otf and latex

I was comparing some text and math from a latex document to those I get when I use a text editor (Apple Pages in my case) using the Myriad Pro font family. While the text looks exactly the same, the ...
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Arno Pro and LaTex/pdfLateX

Is it possible to use Adobe Arno Pro as a font in LaTex/pdfLatex? FontPro provides scripts (on the basis of the LCDF-tool) to convert Minon Pro otfs and to use them with texlive. According to John ...
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Not loadable Fonts: ec-lmr12, ec-lmssbx10, ec-lmss12, ec-lcssby19 (for LaTeX-Template from university; I am new to LaTeX)

I installed MiKTeX and TeXnic-Center. I then installed the typesetting of my university (here: http://tubslatex.ejoerns.de/#releases). I then compiled the .cls-file of the template from the institute ...
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Getting TexLive Recommended Fonts after installing MacTex-2015 on El Capitan

I downloaded and installed MacTeX-2015 on a brand new Mac OS/X El Capitan system, then ran pdfTeX (i.e. Plain TeX) on an old .tex file and got the following error that I'm hoping you can help me ...
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Devanagari conjuncts not working with some fonts

I use XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (TeX Live 2012/W32TeX) on Windows 8. I am experimenting with three Devanagari fonts which come bundled with Windows 8: Arial Unicode MS, Mangal, and Nirmala ...
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Change only numbers' font of both text and math mode

I want to use the font Fira Sans for my document, but this font has only "old-style" numbers. I was wondering if it was possible to change only the numbers' font so it would be different from the ...
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Where to put tfm and gf files

I am working on custom logo with MetaFont. I build logo.tfm and logo.600gf files but TeX or DviView ignore these. They try to build the font on the fly failing. What can I Do?
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Error when trying to use Roboto font with pdftex

I'm trying to use the Roboto font in a beamer presentation, built with pdftex. I installed the roboto package, but when trying to build, I get the following error: Trying to make PK font Roboto-...
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Secondary math font definition

We are using XeTeX, and struggling to map mathematics fonts for secondary fonts. \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{mathspec} \setmainfont{Palatino Linotype} \setmathrm{Palatino Linotype} \...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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How does mktexmf find fonts on mac?

I installed a new font using Font Book on my mac. But when I try using fontspec, I get an error that says "font-not-found". It seems that the name that appears in the Font Book application is not ...
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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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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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Is it possible to force LaTex to put fonts into the pdf output?

Sometimes when I make a document with Hungarian letters, the pdf is perfect on the screen, but my printer cannot handle the Hungarian letters. I don't know where is the source of the problem (in the ...
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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 ...