I am running this CV/Resume example from here:

Here is a relevant fraction of the code:

%!TEX encoding =  UTF-16
% See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There are lots.
\usepackage[hmargin=1.25cm, vmargin=1.5cm]{geometry}
%symbols - the ones you see on the left of the email and of the phone

%Fonts and Tweaks for XeLaTeX
\setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Hoefler Text}

So... when compiling with LuaLaTeX (part of MiKTeX on Windwos XP x64), I am getting the following error:

luaotfload | Font names database loaded: C:/Documents and Settings/Ampleforth/L
ocal Settings/Application Data/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/names/otfl-names
luaotfload | Updating the font names database:
luaotfload | Scanning TEXMF and OS fonts...
luaotfload | Font names database saved: %s 
: C:/Documents and Settings/Ampleforth/Local Settings/Application Data/MiKTeX/2

! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
! The font "HoeflerText" cannot be found.
! See the fontspec documentation for further information.
! For immediate help type H <return>.

l.28 \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Hoefler Text}

What is wrong? How can I install this font so LuaLaTeX is picking it up? Where to download? Any other thoughts about this?

  • Based on the first answer and your response, the question is now "how do I acquire and install the Hoefler Text font on my Windows machine?" That's sort of out of the scope of this site but google is your friend. – Matthew Leingang Apr 28 '11 at 20:42
  • If your new fonts are in ~/.fonts and not being recognized by mkluatexfontdb, try this: OSFONTDIR=${HOME}/.fonts:/usr/share/fonts//:/usr/share/texmf/fonts// mkluatexfontdb --force --verbose=-1 -vvv EDIT This is for Linux. For Windows sth equivalent ought to apply, though... – nutty about natty Jul 2 '13 at 11:42
  • A this question is about installing the font on Windows, and it's system dependent, I suggest make your Linux answer to a comment instead or comment-link to your answer here which is exactly the same. Alternatively, you could change it to work with Windows, than it can remain as real answer of course. – Stefan Kottwitz Jul 3 '13 at 9:38
  • @StefanKottwitz Generally agree, but I was so happy to find the solution after hours of plowing, that I can imagine others will benefit from knowing this, too. A comment is much less visible in comparison... I consider this a case of helpful redundancy. Haven't booted Windows in ages, but maybe someone who's currently using Windows can improve my answer to apply to Windows (, too)? – nutty about natty Jul 3 '13 at 10:11
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is really about fonts available (or otherwise) on a particular operating system, not the use of fonts with TeX. – Joseph Wright Jul 6 '13 at 6:08

Hoefler Text is distributed with Mac OS X; I don't know if it can be used on a Windows system, as it is not an OpenType font. Just change the line

\setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Hoefler Text}


\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Times New Roman}

or any other system font you have.

Notice that \setromanfont is deprecated in favor of \setmainfont, but that's not the problem. Also Mapping=tex-text is to be changed into Ligatures=TeX. because the latter form is compatible with LuaLaTeX (the former isn't).

  • I know, but it relaly looks cool and makes all the flavour in that layout. So, I am honestly looking for a way to migrate the font over to windows. Are there perhaps any fonts that look very similar or is there a way to convert with some sort of tool? – user5190 Apr 28 '11 at 20:11
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    Looks like you can purchase Hoefler Text for use on one computer for ~$300. It looks like Wikipedia used to set their logo in Hoefler Text until they switched to the free font Linux Libertine. Perhaps that would be an acceptable alternative. – Sharpie Apr 28 '11 at 21:08
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    @Mica: there are tools that convert fonts in .dfont format to TrueType. This doesn't imply it's legal. – egreg Apr 28 '11 at 21:57
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    @egreg — right, I'm pretty sure it's not legal to even transfer the font to another computer, let alone to convert it into another format. Regardless, I seem to remember that these fonts are ‘crippled’ in a way that precludes a convenient way to convert them to OpenType, but that could have been an older version of the fonts. – Will Robertson Apr 29 '11 at 5:10
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    On newer systems, Hoefler Text is an ordinary .ttc font which can be used everywhere. I've just tried it on my Linux machine, no problems. – Philipp Apr 29 '11 at 7:10

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