I'd like to use a font created from my handwriting at myscriptfont.com. It generates either OTF or TTF fonts, and they are usable (obviously with many limitations!) in various OS X programs.

I can't get them to work under XeLaTeX, however. Here's my minimal example (you'll need either my ScottMorrison.otf or ScottMorrison.ttf font installed).





which produces the message

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape T1/ScottMorrison(0)/m/n' undefined (Font) usingT1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 5.

and, of course, text in Computer Modern.

(Note that it really is seeing the installed font file, if you change the \setmainfont command to some other string completely different error messages arise.)

Is there some way to make fonts like these usable in XeLaTeX?

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    Don't use the fontenc package; the fontspec package uses the EU1 encoding and sets that automatically.
    – ChrisS
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 1:03
  • @ScottMorrison Don't load xltxtra, but simply fontspec. It used to be recommended to load xltxtra, not any more nowadays.
    – egreg
    Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 22:25

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Don't use the fontenc package; the fontspec package uses its own encodings (EU1 in XeTeX and EU2 in LuaTeX) and sets them automatically.

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