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I would like to know if there is a comprehensive website for all (standard) fonts available for latex and their code names.

For example, I would like to use the font caecilia and do not know if it is available for latex. If so, I found this website from which I gather (CTRL + F, caecilia) that the font family name in latex would be pil. Is this correct?

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    You're probably after the LaTeX Font Catalogue? – Werner Dec 4 '14 at 19:46
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    If you want to have the most possibilities in terms of font selection you should take a look at XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. If you compile your tex-files with either of them, you can load the package fontspec, which allows you to use ANY font installed on your computer! – JBantje Dec 4 '14 at 20:11
  • I don't think it's available. You can use it with fontinst: You need to have the pfb and afm files. From these you can create .tfm files (metric files used by TeX), ·vf (virtual fonts), .map files (to let pdflatex and dvips know where are the actual fonts, and .fd files (font definition files, for use with LaTeX and NFSS). It's a rather long job, and you can see the details in the Font Installation Guide. The short way consists in loading fontspec, and compiling with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, which allows to use direcly any font (truetype or opentype) known to the O.S. – Bernard Dec 4 '14 at 20:22
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    @cfr: I know that (quadratic splines vs cubic splines), but they're opentype fonts (postscript flavour) if I'm not mistaken. – Bernard Dec 4 '14 at 23:12
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    @cfr: Neither did I. Simply googled to find what they look like. – Bernard Dec 4 '14 at 23:15

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