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I want to make a complex, custom titlepage with graphics etc. (I don't see that using the default template is an option). I want to use the "TeX Gyre Pagella" serif font (-> http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/tgpagella/) for the "normal" text and a sans serif font for the title page (maybe also for chapter, section names etc.).

If I load the Gyre Pagella font a sans serif version of this font is also loaded, right? The problem is that I want the title text bold and in sans serif but it doesn't work (I can't get it bold). Is such a case not "defined" in the font definition file? Is it possible to use another sans serif font in Komascript?

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage{tgpagella}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}
\vspace{5cm}
\textsf{
\textbf{\fontsize{30}{30}\selectfont A very long title}\\[2cm]
Mr. Author\\
\vspace{2cm}
2013
}
\end{center}
\end{titlepage}

\chapter{Some text using a serif font}

\blindtext

\end{document} 
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    The pagella font is based on Palatino, which was designed by Herrmann Zapf. Zapf didn't design a sans-serif font to "match" Palatino. There is to date no sans serif "version" of Palatino. You could try using Helvetica as the sans serif font; if you do so, look into scaling Helvetica down a bit, as its x-height is rather larger than that of Palatino. – Mico Oct 27 '13 at 1:16
  • @Mico Actually there is a Palatino Sans. I was very surprised to see this. – marczellm Oct 27 '13 at 7:55
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    @marczellm - wow, I stand corrected. I didn't know this font existed. However, since it's not in the LaTeX catalogue of fonts, the OP won't be bake to use it unless she/he uses either XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX and somehow (likely through a purchase...) has access to the font. – Mico Oct 27 '13 at 8:08
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The font TeX Gyre Pagella is based on Palatino, which was designed by Herrmann Zapf. Within the past ten years or so, Zapf has designed a sans-serif font, called Palatino Sans, to accompany Palatino. Note, though, that Palatino Sans isn't free and isn't include in any of the standard TeX distributions.

You may want to use Helvetica as your document's sans serif font. If you do so, you should probably look into scaling Helvetica down a bit as its x-height is rather larger than that of Palatino.

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