Does anyone know what settings are required for Geo Sans Light Font in Latex as can be found HERE.


The link you provide refers to a TrueType font (.ttf).

You can easily use these if you compile your document with Xe- or LuaLaTeX and use the fontspec package. Using the font is then as easy as

\setmainfont{Geo Sans Light}

is you put the .ttf font in your system's system/user font directory, or


For more details, read the fontspec manual

  • Two subquestions: 1) No LaTeX? Only Xe or Lua? 2) Does this work for every .ttf? – Mario S. E. Jun 17 '13 at 23:52
  • @MarioS.E. - no pdfLaTeX, but either XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. – Mico Jun 18 '13 at 0:01
  • Regarding 1): (La)TeX is a typesetting language, and you need an engine to "compile" the source code into output (pdf). The most common engine is pdf(La)TeX, but it's also the oldest one. Xe(La)TeX and Lua(La)TeX are more modern version, with Lua(La)TeX being the official successor for LaTeX3. In a nutshell, you can mostly take your (La)TeX code and switch from one compiler to the other (the biggest change is the handling of input encoding, Xe- and LuaLaTex relying only but natively on utf8). – Xavier Jun 18 '13 at 0:21
  • Regarding 2): Yes, it works for any .ttf or .otf font. – Xavier Jun 18 '13 at 0:21

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