I'm trying to use custom fonts, but I can't get it to work. Compiling with XeLaTex




Path = fonts/lato/,


Test example


Build Log Output:

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/Lato-Lig(0)/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `T1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 13.

Folder Structure (ls -R)

fonts  test.tex   
./fonts: lato
./fonts/lato: Lato-BlaIta.ttf  Lato-Bol.ttf     Lato-LigIta.ttf  Lato-Reg.ttf Lato-Bla.ttf     Lato-HaiIta.ttf  Lato-Lig.ttf Lato-BolIta.ttf  Lato-Hai.ttf     Lato-RegIta.ttf
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    don't use fontenc with xetex just use fontspec – David Carlisle Dec 7 '14 at 20:56
  • @DavidCarlisle It seems to be sometimes necessary: see tex.stackexchange.com/q/115627/18401. – Denis Bitouzé Apr 20 '16 at 8:47
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    @DenisBitouzé well maybe I should have said don't use legacy 8bit text fonts with xetex. (hyphenation will be wrong if you set text in T1 encoding, for a start) – David Carlisle Apr 20 '16 at 13:33
  • @DavidCarlisle Same arguments as Joseph's ones, here :) – Denis Bitouzé Apr 20 '16 at 13:52
  • Are you intentionally trying to load Lato-Lig.ttf with the T1 encoding, rather than TU? If not, remove \usepackage{T1}[fontenc]. – Davislor Apr 13 at 22:00

Deedy Resume issue(s) as addressed in 2018 4Q. There may be some changes during the past 4 yrs to one or more of the relevant packages. To address related questions, I've had to edit the .cls file for (a) font access and (b) compiling, generally [e,g., there are two \\} that should be \\ } in the openfont .cls file].

Regarding font specific matters, using the openfont .cls file as an example, editing the .cls file by

  • (A) removing all Path = segments, and
  • (B) using the specific fontfilename, e.g., {Lato-Lig.ttf}, {Lato-Bol.ttf}, {Raleway-ExtraLight.otf}, and {Raleway-Medium.otf} with similar specifics in the fontface assignments, e.g., BoldItalicFont=Lato-RegIta.ttf,


  • (C) manually adding the font into the known texlive structure (if not already there) [it's good to put .ttf files in the truetype folder and .otf files in the opentype folder [followed, of course by mktexlsr and fc-cache -fv from the command line]],

rendered the .cls file productive. There's also a \custombold command that may be defined elsewhere. Replacing that with \bfseries works.

Yes, xelatex is supposed to have capability of finding the system's font files [/System/Library/Fonts and /Library/Fonts] (mac structure). xelatex also may still have a preference of "once and only once defined fonts," as well.

If the Deedy Resume activity was a phase, then this is an academic exercise. Where interest may (still) exist, the specific code can always be added.

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