How can I use URW Grotesk font with XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX (fontspec) ?

Or if this is not possible/easy, are there a good heavy font replacement for it (if possible that works as well with PDFLaTeX) ?

Here is a MWE compiled with PDFLaTeX:


  Normal font\\
  \fontfamily{ugq}\selectfont URW Grotesk font

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    I don't have the grotesk version, but \setmainfont{URWBookmanL-DemiBold} works for me, just for example
    – user31729
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 13:17
  • I don't understand the question, because your MWE will compile just fine with xelatex too.
    – Sverre
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 16:32

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I've installed URWGrotest.ttf in my local directory -- using xelatex works out of the box for this.

(Source of the font: http://font-db.com/font/URWGroteskT/57578, it's a .zip file, where the font file is called font.ttf, so I renamed it)



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    Thanks ! Small precision, to make my MWE example works I have to download the bold version and rename it from font.ttf to URWGrotesk-bold.ttf.
    – Kpym
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 13:33
  • @Kpym: Alright -- I just used the first one I've found ;-)
    – user31729
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 13:35

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