I would like to use Arial Narrow font in LaTeX. But I cannot find the package used to do it.

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You can use any font installed on your system with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX.

% Compile with xelatex or lualatex
% source file should be UTF-8 encoded
\setsansfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Arial Narrow}
\sffamily Some Arial Narrow
  • I used fc-list :outline -f "%{family}\n" | grep "X" to filter through installed fonts containing X.
    – Mario
    Jan 26 at 17:05

You can select Nimbus Sans L Condensed (almost identical to Helvetica Condensed/Arial Narrow) like this:

  • Good point! Short question: Latex shows me that OT1/phv/c/n is undefined although I just installed texlive-fonts-extra. Any ideas what's the problem is here? Google didn't help and I know that this worked like a charm on a different computer.
    – phx
    Nov 6, 2020 at 13:28

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