I've been working with classicthesis for a few weeks now for my thesis and I would like to use the following package instead of the Palatino font: \usepackage{garamond}

You certainly know that, in order to use it, you have to write this piece of code before writing anything in the body, just after \begin{document}: \garamond

It works with a simple test made with the article class (or even book), but it does not work with Classicthesis. Therefore, here is my question: Where do I have to put \usepackage{garamond} in the preamble? Do I have to change directly classicthesis.sty?

This is the code of my preamble :

% book example for classicthesis.sty
\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,footinclude=true,headinclude=true]{scrbook} % KOMA-Script book
\usepackage[parts,pdfspacing,dottedtoc,eulerchapternumbers]{../classicthesis} % ,manychapters

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%modifie la taille des numéros de chapitres%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\ifthenelse{\boolean{@eulerchapternumbers}}% font for the chapter numbers


%   \pagestyle{scrheadings}
%   \manualmark
%   \markboth{\spacedlowsmallcaps{\contentsname}}{\spacedlowsmallcaps{\contentsname}}


  • usepackage{<packagename>} has always have to be in the preamble, you'll get an error otherwise. In this case i would say putting it after Package classicthesis should do the trick. Altough i haven't test, cause there is no code to test.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 8:55
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    Hi, I edited your post in order to give better formatting. Note that I deleted the personal stuff. This is just because we do like to have a clear question & answer structure here. In order to help you: You should provide some minimal compilable code for us. Nobody wants to set up a new document which might not replicate what you are having. Show some code and you will get help quickly.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 8:57
  • There was a third one : \usepackage{ebgaramond}. That is the answer I tried and it works.
    – domi
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 20:06
  • @domi: There was no 3rd one -- if so, I would see it;-)
    – user31729
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 20:47
  • Of course it was yours :-)) : "On TeXLive 2014, there is no garamond.sty, but ebgaramond.sty. Just include it after \usepackage{classicthesis} to 'guarantee`, that the font change is activated." That is what I did.
    – domi
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 20:50

2 Answers 2


On TeXLive 2014, there is no garamond.sty, but ebgaramond.sty. Just include it after \usepackage{classicthesis} to 'guarantee`, that the font change is activated.







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  • It works the way you indicate.
    – domi
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 12:59

I have already seen the garamond package, but in my opinion it's not the best option.

There are other options available, in particular for better supporting math.

  1. \usepackage{ebgaramond,newtxmath,ebgaramond-maths}

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  2. \usepackage{ebgaramond}\usepackage[ugm]{mathdesign}

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  3. \usepackage{garamondx} (requires installing the font with getnonfreefonts)

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Here's the source


% option 1

% option 2

% option 3



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  • I don't know the O.P.'s distribution, but garamondx is included in MiKTeX. Also, one drawback of eb-garamond is that it has no boldface font.
    – Bernard
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 10:03
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    @Bernard The absence of a boldface font is not a problem: nobody should use boldface Garamond to begin with. I use to say it's like Ben Hur wearing a wristwatch.
    – egreg
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 10:15
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    @egreg: Buster Keaton did it in The Three Ages (actually , it was a wrist-sun dial:-). That said, one may need bold or semi-boldface Garamond for good reasons.
    – Bernard
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 10:22

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