I am using the URW Palladio L font in my LaTeX document. For the section headings, as well as the main text. I have many images which include texts. This text is in the sizes between 8pt and 12pt, so relatively small.

So far I have used Calibri for the font in my images (as I create them with MS Visio). It looks fine, but are there better fonts, which match with the URW Palladio L font?

Apparently, URW Paladio, TeX Gyre Pagella or Palantino, it is more or less the same. These are serif fonts, Calibiri is a sans serif.

What do you think would be a good font choice?


Futura is the traditional choice of sans font for Palatino. But this is very much a matter of personal taste. There are some ideas in this graphic designer's blog that might help.

To get the Palatino+Futura combination on my Mac with xelatex I have this in my pre-amble

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text,Ligatures=TeX,Numbers=OldStyle]{TeX Gyre Pagella}
  • @RevMoon You're welcome. And if you do not get any more useful answers, perhaps you could accept the answer to clear it off the unanswered list. – Thruston Sep 23 '13 at 21:31
  • Most definitely, sooner or later :) – RevMoon Sep 24 '13 at 9:41

Try Linux Biolinum, Gill Sans, Tex Gyre Heros (Helvetica), Iwona, Vera (Bera) or something completely different. You can also stay with Calibri, it is really well designed typeface, you could choose much worse:) As Thruston said: "this is very much a matter of personal taste".

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