I am trying to use the Verdana font in LaTeX under Mac OS X.

I have found some packages, like verdana or winfonts but I can't get around to install them.

Can someone enlighten me of the best way to accomplish the Verdana font under Mac OS X?


You can use XeTeX or LuaTeX.

Here is an exemple :

\usepackage{fontspec}%déjà chargé par luatextra
\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} % to have the automatics ligatures of TeX
%\setsansfont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Linux Biolinum O} %font for sans-serif
%\setmonofont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Inconsolata} % font with fixe-chase

You must compile it with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX (with Texshop, simply write %!TEX TS-program = lualatex juste before the \documentclass) and encode your document in UTF8 (again, with TexShop : %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode)

  • This worked. I was avoiding XeLaTeX – Tiago Veloso Feb 1 '11 at 19:14

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