For some complicated diagrams, I need to use something like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, and would like to include nicely typeset labels. (I'm aware of post-processing solutions, such as pinlabel.) One way to do this is to use a closely-matching font, and then convert fonts to outlines. Better, however, would be to use Computer Modern directly in Illustrator.

Where can I find a Computer Modern font compatible with Adobe Illustrator?


You can download them here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cm-unicode/

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    @DanielEgberg: Could you please elucidate how I would install the tar.xz file? – NNOX Apps Sep 20 '13 at 11:14
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    @LePressentiment Use 7-zip to unzip it, there are .ttf files inside – Neil McGuigan Feb 5 '14 at 4:43
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    How do you install these fonts into Libreoffice? – Aaron McDaid Mar 30 '16 at 12:21
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    I downloaded this (onto a Mac) and used the installer XY.pkg that it came with. Then opened Adobe Illustrator. Not present. Any suggestions? – Joel Apr 24 '16 at 6:45
  • This repository seems to be not official (info says TrueType converted by Andrey V. Panov from TeX fonts). Therefore I ran into scaling issues when importing .WMF's with encoded above TrueType fonts in Inkscape. Please download official TrueType Computer Modern fonts here ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm/ps-type1/bakoma/ttf which do work legitimately (thanks @godbyk). – Petr Stepanov Aug 26 '19 at 5:01

Also, Latin Modern is available in OpenType format from GUST.


They are available in TrueType and OpenType formats through the BaKoMa distribution.

  • @Unfortunately, the aforesaid links beget a page saying that "Service Temporarily Unavailable". – NNOX Apps Sep 20 '13 at 11:14
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    @LePressentiment, It looks like ctan.org is down at the moment. You can try the following links to a CTAN mirror: TrueType and OpenType. – godbyk Sep 20 '13 at 16:05

Also see these type 1 fonts by the AMS.

  • Could you please elucidate where to download? – NNOX Apps Sep 20 '13 at 11:15

What I do is to use LaTeXiT to generate labels as outlined fonts and drag them into the illustrator image. This works for both equations and text, and it's completely consistent with the TeX typesetting in your normal LaTeX file.


On Debian-based systems (including Ubuntu, Mint and so on), OpenType versions of the Computer Modern fonts are available via the fonts-cmu packages. Typically you would be able to install this by running

[joeuser@myhost]$ sudo apt-get install fonts-cmu

in a shell session.

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