How to define a new font family on Beamer?

I've tried this way, but I get Undefined control sequence :


Any good idea, please?

Thanks in advance!

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    Are you compiling with Lua- oder XeLaTeX? Or normal pdfLaTeX? It would be best, if you upload a compilable document, just one frame, one word, and the packages needed here.
    – LaRiFaRi
    May 15, 2014 at 8:45
  • @LaRiFaRi, pdfLaTeX.
    – Djouma
    May 15, 2014 at 8:45
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    @Djourma The command \newfontfamily is part of the package fontenc You are not able to use this with pdfLaTeX. If you are willing to change to LuaLaTeX, I can show you an answer. If not, you have to search for packages which load the font you like.
    – LaRiFaRi
    May 15, 2014 at 8:48
  • @LaRiFaRi, I've included that package using the T1 option. But, in my case i'm note able to compile my presentation with another compiler. I can only use here pdfLaTex. In fact I'm just trying to reproduce this font style. If you have another suggestion to get arround this situation, you can post it as an answer.
    – Djouma
    May 15, 2014 at 8:51
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    @LaRiFaRi meant the fontspec package, not fontenc. And getting this font to work with pdflatex is possible but not easy. Can you really not use xelatex? May 15, 2014 at 8:55

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\begin{frame}{\palatino Title in Palatino}{Subtitle}


A list of the family names for pdftex is available here: http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/fontname/fontname.pdf (p. 30ff)

If you want to use a TrueType or OpenType font then use xelatex or lualatex. Then it is easier, for example:

\newfontfamily\DVS{Deja Vu Sans}

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