I am using the Libertine font family in a document as follows:

\input glyphtounicode

The document is compiled via the pdflatex engine and I need to open in a graphic tool like Inskcape. Upon opening, I get the following error message:

The font LinBiolinumT is missing. The font LinBiolinumTB is missing. The font LinLibertineT is missing. The font LinLibertineTB is missing. The font txexs is missing.

I've investigated a bit and see that the OpenType version of Libertine is available on CTAN: http://mirror.neu.edu.cn/CTAN/fonts/libertine/opentype/. However, it looks like the above requested families are not available in the OpenType format. I also see that the latter are listed here: https://ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/libertine/tfm

Is it possible to convert them to OpenType?

2 Answers 2


Use the Libertinus instead. It is the Libertine with corrected glyphs and math:

  • I should compile with lualatex then? I'm using pdflatex.
    – pluton
    Jun 18, 2020 at 20:43
  • with pdflatex use usepackage{libertinus}. But then you do not have the OpenType Variant.
    – user187802
    Jun 19, 2020 at 5:08

You haven't told us how you created your document or which fonts it uses. The T fonts are type 1, not opentype. Compile the document using xelatex or lualatex to embed the opentype versions.

  • I'll give it a try. I edited my post.
    – pluton
    Jun 18, 2020 at 20:39
  • 1
    libertine or libertinus: use xelatex or lualatex to get opentype fonts
    – user51830
    Jun 18, 2020 at 23:29

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