Could you provide me with a list of Berry names for LaTeX font families?

I am currently working on a paper comparing various LaTeX fonts, particularly their support of extended Latin and it took some time to figure out these obsolete three-letter codes for the TeX Gyre families (to change font families using \fontfamily{nnn}\selectfont). Rather than gathering all the .map files, I tried to look them up on the Internet, but with no success.

The documentation of the PSNFSS bundle features the following packages: times, palatino, helvet, avant, newcent, bookman, courier, pifont, chancery, mathptm, mathpple, charter, utopia, mathpazo. It is possible to extract the codes, but it is unnecessarily time-consuming and some are still missing (such as TeX Gyre).

Should someone look for the same, here are the Berry names of TeX Gyre families:

  • Adventor – qag
  • Bonum – qbk
  • Chorus – qzc
  • Cursor – qcr
  • Heros – qhv
  • Pagella – qpl
  • Schola – qcs
  • Termes – qtm

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The names can be found in fontname.pdf (texdoc fontname on TeX Live systems); on page 4 there is the list of "suppliers" and GUST Typefoundry appears as q. Since TeX Gyre Termes, for instance, is a clone of Times, its family name is qtm.

  • ag Avant Garde
  • bk Bookman
  • zc Zapf Chancery
  • cr Courier
  • hv Helvetica
  • pl Palatino
  • cs Century Schoolbook (the Adobe one is NewCentury Schoolbook, pnc)
  • tm Times

There are listings by supplier in the appendix, but GUST Typefoundry doesn't (still) appear.

  • the list is incomplete, it doesn't show all that fonts which start with x, e.g. libertine
    – user2478
    Commented Jul 20, 2011 at 13:46
  • @Herbert On my copy xl appears at the end of page 16; the font supplier is f (small foundry), so fxl is the family name; on the other hand Biolinum is not listed.
    – egreg
    Commented Jul 20, 2011 at 13:57
  • @egreg Does Biolinum have a Berry name?
    – cfr
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 20:57
  • @cfr It used to have one, now it doesn't. The family name is one among *-LF, *-TLF, *-OsF or *-TOsF, where * is LinuxBiolinumT
    – egreg
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 21:02
  • @egreg Thanks. That makes sense. I seemed to think it did but when I looked, it was using what I think of as the autoinst names so I was puzzled.
    – cfr
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 21:55

Anselm Lingnau gives a little (incomplete) reference in his book "LaTeX Hacks". See page 236 (hack no. 67):

Computer Modern Roman: cmr

Adobe Times Roman: ptr

Adobe Palatino: ppt

ITC Bookman: pbk

Adobe New Century Schoolbok: pnc

Bera Serif: fve

URW Classico ("Optima"): uop

Computer Modern Sans: cmss

Computer Modern Bright: cmbr

Adobe Helvetica: phv

ITC Avant Garde Gothic: pag

Bera Sans: fvs

Computer Modern Typewriter: cmtt

Adobe Courier: pcr

(I left out those who are not free ware.)

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