There are many related questions and answers. I looked at Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore) and tried the lua answer there. lualatex from a freshly instlled Miktex on this MWE

\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{EB Garamond}

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog. 0123456789 

\emph{Try italics.} \\
{\bfseries Try bold face} \\
{\scshape Try small caps} \\



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installation directory: C:\Users\eb\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
package repository: http://mirrors.rit.edu/CTAN/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/
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extracting files from tipa.tar.lzma...

(C:/Users/eb/AppData/Roaming/MiKTeX/2.9//tex/latex/tipa/t3enc.def(save: C:/Users
ar.lua)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts/ot
f/lmromanslant10-regular.luc)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-
cache/generic/fonts/otf/lmroman10-italic.lua)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/Mi
KTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts/otf/lmroman10-italic.luc)(save: C:/Users/eb/
: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts/otf/lmroman10-
bold.luc) ("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/euenc/eu2lmss.fd")(save:
gular.lua)(save: C:/Users/eb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/luatex-cache/generic/fonts
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/graphicx.sty"
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/keyval.sty")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/graphics.sty"
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/graphics/trig.sty")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/00miktex/graphics.cfg")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/pdftex-def/pdftex.def"
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/generic/oberdiek/ltxcmds.sty")
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/generic/oberdiek/pdftexcmds.sty"
(C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/scripts/oberdiek/pdftexcmds.lua))))))
("C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/fontspec/fontspec.cfg")))
luaotfload | cache : No lookup cache, creating empty.
luaotfload | db : Reload initiated; reason: "unresolved font name: 'ebgaramond12
luaotfload | db : Font index saved

! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
! The font "EBGaramond12" cannot be found.

The Miktex package manager says ebgaramond is there.

The fontspec documentation is pretty dense.

I've looked at http://docs.miktex.org/manual/advanced.html#psfonts, to no avail.I can't examine updmap.cfg because windows 7 search doesn't find it and I don't know where to look by hand.

Edit: As per @UlrikeFischer comment:

eb@7J8B8W1 ~
$  luaotfload-tool -u -vv
luaotfload | util : Task completed successfully

eb@7J8B8W1 ~
$  luaotfload-tool --alias=luaotfload-tool --find="ebgaramond"
luaotfload | resolve : Cannot find "ebgaramond".

Edit: Progress! \usepackage{ebgaramond} works with pdflatex. (The bold face doesn't, but according to a comment elsewhere by @egreg I shouldn't want it anyway.)

Perhaps I should move my whole project from luatex to pdftex.

  • Do lualatex works if you use \setmainfont{Arial}? Jun 10, 2014 at 15:24
  • @UlrikeFischer yes, Arial works. (So does arial.) Jun 10, 2014 at 15:29
  • Does \setmainfont{EB Garamond 12} work?
    – cfr
    Jun 10, 2014 at 17:31
  • 1
    Are you sure that you have installed the OpenType version of EB Garamond?
    – user2478
    Jun 10, 2014 at 17:59
  • 1
    Can you try compiling a file which loads ebgaramond using pdfTeX? If MiKTeX can't find the type1 versions either, that might suggest that the package just didn't get installed properly at all.
    – cfr
    Jun 11, 2014 at 1:22

1 Answer 1


Provided the type1 fonts have been correctly installed by the package manager, one option may be to use pdfLaTeX for compilation:



  The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.\\
  \emph{Try italics.}\\
  {\scshape Try small caps.}


EB Garamond type1

I have omitted the bold test since EB Garamond lacks a bold face by design.

  • As per the discussion at meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4459/… I'm unaccepting this answer - but leaving the upvote and hoping for upvotes from others. Jun 24, 2014 at 13:22
  • @EthanBolker As a participant in that discussion, that seems good to me ;). I hope some Lua guru will happen along to actually answer the question!
    – cfr
    Jun 24, 2014 at 21:10

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