Original question

I would like to make an identical copy of my Microsoft Word based CV in LaTeX. The Word document however makes use of Copperplate Gothic. I did not see Copperplate Gothic mentioned in the Computer Modern family, which I understand is the default family used in LaTeX.

How can I use Copperplate Gothic in my LaTeX based CV?

Edit as per @Mico's answer

I followed the accepted answer to [this question][1] to make sure that the desired fonts exist as system fonts. When I run the following command:

fc-list | grep "Copperplate"

I get the following result:

/mnt/c/Windows/Fonts/COPRGTL.TTF: Copperplate Gothic Light:style=Regular,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Normalny,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,Arrunta
/mnt/c/Windows/Fonts/COPRGTB.TTF: Copperplate Gothic Bold:style=Regular,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,Κανονικά,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Normalny,Обычный,Normálne,Navadno,Arrunta

I then tried to compile the document provided by @Mico using latexmk -luatex test.tex, but got an error:

Latexmk: This is Latexmk, John Collins, 26 Dec. 2019, version: 4.67.
Latexmk: applying rule 'lualatex'...
Rule 'lualatex': File changes, etc:
   Changed files, or newly in use since previous run(s):
Run number 1 of rule 'lualatex'
Running 'lualatex  -recorder  "test.tex"'
This is LuaTeX, Version 1.10.0 (TeX Live 2019/Debian)
 restricted system commands enabled.
LaTeX2e <2020-02-02> patch level 2
[\directlua]:1: module 'luaotfload-main' not found:
        no field package.preload['luaotfload-main']
        [kpse lua searcher] file not found: 'luaotfload-main'
        [kpse C searcher] file not found: 'luaotfload-main'
Error in luaotfload: reverting to OT1 L3 programming layer <2020-02-14>
Document Class: article 2019/12/20 v1.4l Standard LaTeX document class
! Font \TU/lmr/m/n/10=[lmroman10-regular]:+tlig; at 10pt not loadable: metric d
ata not found or bad.
<to be read again>
l.112 ...lt\familydefault\seriesdefault\shapedefault


Final edit

I ran the following command inspired by one of the comments in [this question][2]:

sudo apt-get install texlive-luatex

Compiling the .tex file after this install succeeded, and I was able to see Copperplate Gothic in my resulting pdf.

I find this quite strange because prior to installing texlive-luatex, I had done a apt list | grep "texlive" and could see that texlive-luatex was among the packages already installed.

But oh well... it works now... [1]: Can I permanently instruct xelatex in WSL to use fonts in C:\Windows\Fonts? If yes, how? [2]: ! Font \TU/lmr/m/n/10=[lmroman10-regular]:+tlig; at 10pt not loadable

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    use lualatex and \usepackage{fontspec}\newfontfamily\cgothic{Copperplate Gothic} Aug 13, 2021 at 14:39

1 Answer 1


Assuming Copperplate Gothic Light and Copperplate Gothic Bold are available as system fonts on your computer, the following code sould get you started.

\setmainfont{Copperplate Gothic Light}[BoldFont = {Copperplate Gothic Bold}]

Hello World, \textbf{Hello World}

Addendum, prompted by the OP's revisions/amendments to the query: Since the OP has installed the two font files in the (slightly non-standard?) folder /mnt/c/Windows/Fonts/, the instruction

\setmainfont{Copperplate Gothic Light}[%
     BoldFont = {Copperplate Gothic Bold},
     Path     = {/mnt/c/Windows/Fonts/}]

should provide enough information for LuaLaTeX and its luaotfload-tool utility to find the font files, create the required hash files, etc.

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    For the OP: this would require you to use LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX, instead of pdflatex. Aug 13, 2021 at 18:59
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    @user32882 - I'm not sure I understand your follow-up. Are you saying that the Copperplate fonts aren't installed on your system?
    – Mico
    Aug 16, 2021 at 7:31
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    @user32882 - Assuming the fonts are indeed installed on your Ubuntu system, but apparently in a somewhat non-standard folder, you could add an option such as Path={some/nonstandard/font/path/}to the list of optional arguments of \setmainfont.
    – Mico
    Aug 16, 2021 at 7:38
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    @Mico I just made Copperplate a system font and edited my original question, would be awesome if you could take a look at the edit and provide some additional insight
    – user32882
    Aug 16, 2021 at 8:27
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    Nevermind... I finally got it...
    – user32882
    Aug 16, 2021 at 8:39

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