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How to identify and install a specific math & text font?

Remark: It turned out that text font inside the figures is not DeVinne, however, since editing this question would deviate from its topics, consider that I'd like DeVinne installed anyway. ...
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Multiple LaTeX installations

The first time I installed LaTeX was in /usr/share/texmf-texlive (~600MB). Yesterday I installed TeX Live from apt-get, I simply don't know where it has been installed (~1GB). Today I installed Tex ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

Debian and Ubuntu have very good texlive packaging. But I'd like to use tlmgr to have a more fine-grained control about upgrades and which packages I want to be installed. So how do I install ...
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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow ...
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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...
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How to install my own .cls file on Debian?

I install texlive with a .iso file but not the Debian package. As on Ubuntu, I will do mkdir -p $HOME/.texmf/tex/latex/amazing sudo /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME ...
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Installing biber for use with TeX Live 2013 on Debian wheezy

I recently backported what I think is TeX Live 2013 from Debian testing/unstable to Debian wheezy. The version number is 2013.20140314-1. This is no longer the most current version in Debian; there is ...
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everyshi.sty is missing, how to install

I'm trying to use the package pgfplots, and I have successfully installed it along with the pre-requisite pgf. Whenever I compile, I get the error message "The required file ...everyshi.sty is ...
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Installing new package in TeXstudio [duplicate]

How to install a new package in TeXstudio? Spesifically I want to install TikZ package to draw automata.
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Problem installing culmus-latex on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get Hebrew to work for my LaTeX/LyX on Ubuntu 12.04. I have TeX Live 2012 installed and the Hebrew works for that. Then I followed the instructions for installing LyX + Hebrew support, ...
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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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Error when installing TexLive from the internet. Unexpected EOF in archive

I'm a new user of Texlive, and I'm trying to download it from the internet using the first link provided by this page: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ When I get to the installation of the cm-super ...
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Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package - but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty, that I want to be able to include in any .tex file I create on ...
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input ...
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Perl.exe has stopped working

When I tried to install Texlive2013 by running install-tl.bat, the message 'Perl.exe has stopped working' showed up. It failed too even I tried install-tl-advanced.bat while running it as an ...
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Uninstalling STIX Fonts

I recently installed the texlive-full package, and want to uninstall the STIX fonts because they are interfering with my MathJax rendering. What is the terminal command to uninstall them? (I'm using ...
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Manual font installation

Frequently there are questions about, how to manually install a font, what very often means “Type1 font”. So I thought, we should write a general answer about the several aspects to regard. Beside ...
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External font with portable MiKTeX, Version 2.9

I have an external font and be able to use it in my documents on my desktop computer with MiKTeX 2.9. Now I try to use the same font with portable MiKTeX 2.9. The external font is located in my ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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How to install correctly simhei.ttf and simsun.ttc for pdflatex on TEX Live 2013

I have simple document (don't think about the meaning of Chinese characters, they are there only for testing purpose): \documentclass[UTF8,a4paper, 11pt]{ctexart} \begin{document} 第一项 \end{document} ...
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How to install TeX on android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my android phone. But this app do not support XeLaTeX. Also I need internet connection for using of that. Is there any distribution of TeX for android? How I can install TeX on ...
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Issue with `pgflibrary` and MiKTeX

After reading "Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders," I tried to compile the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains} ...
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TeX for Mavericks [duplicate]

I just (made the mistake of) upgrading to Mavericks for Mac. When I tried to compile one of my documents, I got the following error /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. I consider myself fairly ...
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Errors when running texmaker

I just downloaded texmaker, and when I try to "Quick Build" a template, I receive either of the following error messages: ! LaTeX Error: File `revtex4.cls' not found.Type X to quit or <RETURN> ...
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Updating TeX on Linux

I am trying to use the algorithm, algorithmicx, and caption environment. In the log file I have Release 2.5 -- March 13 1995 -- and I have compiling errors which other people don't have. So I would ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found on Ubuntu 10.04.2

I have install $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Ubuntu 10.04.2 but when I run I got this error about adjustbox. ! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found Is there anyone know how to ...
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Miktex randomly fails on install [closed]

Everytime I try to install miktex it fails, but in different places. I tried restarting the computer, running admin, nothing works. The TexStudio installs fine, but doesnt compile the document (i ...
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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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Cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 after a new Windows installation [closed]

I used to have MiKTeX working well. I then recently had to reinstall Windows, hence I have to reinstall MiKTeX. It always stops during the installation and here is the log file: Loading package ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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How to upgrade 'biblatex' properly?

I use TeXLive 2012 under Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to upgrade biblatex to the latest version (2.3). I tried the following: download and unpack .tar.gz from https://github.com/plk/biblatex/downloads ...
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Lightweight xelatex

On my winXP machine MikTEX installation folder is almost 500M. That's ok when I use it myself. I want to bundle installation package or pre-installed latex distribution (I need xeLaTeX especially) in ...
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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Good at using TeX, bad at installing it

I'm hoping you can help out a clueless person. As a former mathematical physicist, I've used Tex or LaTeX to typeset just about everything under the sun. But when it comes to installing the thing, I ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: ...
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Installing Package Trouble

I've tried following several tutorials on installing a package and still can't get it to work. Here's what I'm using on Ubuntu: $ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) ...
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How to install “tabto” macro?

I am trying to install the "tabto.sty" and I am using the vanilla TeXLive from CTAN. The tabto macro is archived in the CTAN at the following directory -- 1. ...
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Texlive-math-extra and texlive-latex-extra packages cannot be installed

I am using Fedora 19, TexMaker and TeX Live. When I tried to compile my .tex document, I got the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `stmaryrd.sty' not found I found out that the file is a ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: ...
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LaTeX file compiles on two computers but not on the third [closed]

I have tried to troubleshoot a problem for several days and cannot solve it. I have a LaTeX document that compiles on two computers but not on a third computer. (Other documents have compiled fine on ...
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Texlive installation is missing tlmgr, how to fix?

I installed with the net install Texlive 2010 on an Ubuntu machine. Because I don't have to much space to spare I carefully selected components to install to reduce the required disk-space. Later I ...
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Error: TexStudio “Could not start command”

I just installed TeXstudio 2.5.2 and compiled the following \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} but I get this error Error: Could not start the command: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" ...
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Cannot install \usepackage{url} [closed]

Can you just guide me out with how to install package from the MiKTeX Package Manager. I cannot install it.
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Where should I put a latexmkrc file (using TeXLive 2011 and Windows 7) so that it is available to all my document files?

I spent most of yesterday trying to get LaTeX to create a list of abbreviations using the {nomencl} package , and after a lot of research managed to succeed using latexmk and creating a customised ...
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How to install (automatically) a new document class in Texmaker through MiKTeX?

I am trying to install a new document class style in Texmaker for a scientific journal. There is any direct way to install on Texmaker? This post discusses How can I manually install a package on ...
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Beamer.cls Error - How to install beamer

I installed TeXnicCenter Version 2.02 Stable (64 bit). I wanted to make beamer file for my thesis proposal. I already have my sample beamer, but when I run it, 3 errors occurred. It says "Latex ...
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Using PGF/TikZ 3.0 on mac

Today I updated my MacTeX/texlive distribution and I have finally PGF/TikZ version 3.0.0!! However, after using the 2.10-CVS version as described in this answer for a long while, I want to make sure ...
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I cannot download proTeXt on re-trial after an aborted first trial

I tried to download proTeXt from the TUG site. The internet connection was interrupted, and I could then not complete it. On trying again, however, I have not been able to access the site at all, try ...
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I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'

I am using texlive 2013, and just ran the following command to update the packages. sudo ./tlmgr update -all After it finished, I tried to compile tex documents that uses tikz package as the ...