I have a document that so far has used mathpazo for everything. I love the texlive distributed Palatino for maths and body text. The small caps in particular are much better than the True Type Palatino on my Mac. However, I want to use my True Type Futura for headings. Thus I decided to use xetex. All is well except I can't work out how to load up Futura without unloading mathpazo. I can use fontspec to load up the True Type Palatino, but that is a big demotion for by body text. I want mathpazo for everything except headings and to use my True Type Futura for headings.

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    Opentype versions of TeX Gyre Pagella (which is based on URW Palladio, i.e., the text font mathpazo loads) are available for free on CTAN as well as here. In fact, you may already have the files. It is also possible on Linux at least (not sure about mac) to make all the TeXlive fonts available system-wide (and thus to XeTeX). – frabjous Feb 14 '11 at 15:52
  • Oh, and if you want a TrueType version of URW Palladio, you can get it from Ghostscript's SVN repo here. TeX Gyre Pagella is probably easier to work with, however. – frabjous Feb 14 '11 at 15:55
  • Thanks, these useful comments probably qualify as answers :) – Matt Roberts Feb 15 '11 at 2:56
  • frabjous, I have taken your advice and it is working perfectly. Thankyou. – Matt Roberts Feb 15 '11 at 8:51

I don't think that in the long run you will be very happy with the combination of mathpazo (which needs an encoding like T1 or OT1) and xelatex for normal texts: You won't be able to use a lot of non-ascii chars in the input, e.g. euro and sharp-s will not work. Apart from this: If you want to use a "fontspec font" in the heading you must change the encoding to EU1:


blub sharp-s:ß euro:€

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