I'm currently testing out some fonts and found out that some fonts are designed to match each other (good serif+sans-serif+typewriter combinations).

Are the TeX Gyre fonts, which provide at leats one for each type (serif, sans-serif, typewriter) are designed to be used together?

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    no, they are the modified OTF versions of the URW Type 1 variants and, of course, with corresponding math fonts.
    – user2478
    Apr 21, 2013 at 17:43
  • @Herbert The Font Catalogue lists them without math support. And the TeX Gyre Pagella Math and the TeX Gyre Termes Math (the only two TeX Gyre with math support yet) don't work with pdfLaTeX (which I'm using).
    – Foo Bar
    Apr 21, 2013 at 17:46
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    @FooBar No-one is going to create new TeX-only math fonts: if you want matching math support you need to go with one of the small set that already exist for (pdf)TeX.
    – Joseph Wright
    Apr 21, 2013 at 18:12
  • especially the TeX Gyre Pagella is not the same if you use pdflatex or xelatex. See a previous question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/101019/…
    – Micha
    Apr 21, 2013 at 19:02
  • @FooBar: Sure, if you want all the new features you have to use the OpenType variants.
    – user2478
    Apr 21, 2013 at 19:47

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For the sake of closing the question, here is a summary of the comments:

No, the TeX Gyre fonts are not meant to be used together. They are just a high quality Type1 and OpenType replacement of standard fonts that used to be provided by the URW collection in Type1.

The TeX Gyre collection of fonts consists of:

TeX Gyre font        Original font             Old URW replacement font
TeX Gyre Adventor    ITC Avant Garde Gothic    URW Gothic L
TeX Gyre Bonum       ITC Bookman               URW Bookman L
TeX Gyre Chorus      ITC Zapf Chancery         URW Chancery L Medium Italic
TeX Gyre Cursor      Courier                   URW Nimbus Mono L
TeX Gyre Heros       Helvetica                 URW Nimbus Sans L
TeX Gyre Pagella     Palatino                  URW Palladio L
TeX Gyre Schola      Century Schoolbook        URW Century Schoolbook L
TeX Gyre Termes      Times (New) Roman         URW Nimbus Roman No9 L

As the original fonts that the TeX Gyre collection replaces were not designed to be used together, the TeX Gyre fonts themselves can't be expected to be designed for that purpose.

  • So what are the recommanded sans and mono fonts if I want to typeset my document in Tex Gyre Pagella or TeX Gyre Termes. My natural approach would have been to use Tex Gyre Heros and Tex Gyre Cursor.
    – MaxNoe
    Sep 7, 2014 at 16:04
  • @MaxNoe I have found Gillius to be a satisfactory companion for TeX Gyre Termes. Aug 31, 2015 at 15:17

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