I am using Texmaker with TeXLive on Windows 10. I want to use some type of 'Garamond' font for my math paper.

Looking around I found the fonts GaramondNo8 and Garamondx can be used to provide nice looking text and mathematics.

I am having a lot of difficulty getting them to work. First, when I try to use


I get the the error message: File 'garamondx.sty' not found. Looking online in find this is because of some restriction on those fonts and that I need to use getnonfreefonts (http://tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts/). When I download the installer, it asks me what program to use to run it. I don't know what program to run it with, its file type is "file".

Basically, I want to know what code I need to put in my LaTeX file to use these fonts and how to get them installed.

Sorry...I am a complete noob and can't figure any of this out.

  • Welcome to TeX SX! Did you try to install it with TeX Live Package Manager? – Bernard Apr 24 '17 at 0:50
  • I'm not sure what TeX Live Package Manager. I installed TexLive then changed PATH with some help of another forum. I just downloaded the getnonfreefonts installer form that website. – David Palmer Apr 24 '17 at 0:58
  • I've just posted an explanation on how to do it (under MiKTeX, but most of the procedure should be the same with TeX Live). – Bernard Apr 24 '17 at 1:09

I think it should be the same as for MiKTeX: I've checked it's not in any distribution. You can easily install it by hand; download the ready-to-install garamondx.tds.zip from the install/fonts directory on CTAN, and unzip it at the root of your texmf-local directory.

(This is the procedure for MiKTeX – it may slightly differ for TeX Live). In some subdirectory of texmf-local (or in your home directory) you should have an updmap.cfg file, in which you can add this line:

Map zgm.map

In MiKTeX, there remains a last step (not sure it is required under TeX Live): run from the command line, as administrator: updmap.exe. This is to refresh the type1 fonts databases, so the compiler knows where to find the font files.

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