I'm using xelatex in ubuntu 14.04 enviroment. When I compile my file I get the following error:

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

The file is a typical friggeri cv. How I can install Helvetica family in Ubuntu for compile this file?

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    Helvetica Neue Light is a proprietary font. If you don't already own it, you have to buy it or find a free clone. – egreg Sep 30 '14 at 10:53

install the font in /usr/local/share/fonts or ~/.fonts/. For xetex run fc-cache -fv and for luatex luaotfload-tool --update --force. Maybe you have to run it as root, then use sudo

  • @Herbert I downloaded it and the copyright note in the font told differently. Of course I trashed the file before trying to use it. – egreg Sep 30 '14 at 13:54

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