How can i use classicthesis with minion pro? I have tried to put minion pro in the options of classicthesis but I get an error. I use Windows and TeXLive 2012. Is minion pro not in TeXLive as default?

  • You have to buy the Minion pro fonts. N.B. I'm not promoting the fonts; I don't work for Adobe and don't think they are worth buying! There are lots of good free fonts. – Ian Thompson Aug 13 '12 at 22:07
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    But if you download the free Acrobat Reader, I think you'll get the basic set of Minion Pro fonts. – NVaughan Aug 13 '12 at 22:22
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    @NVaughan --- Indeed; I didn't know that. Installation instructions are here. – Ian Thompson Aug 13 '12 at 22:35

As @NVaughan points out in the comments, you get the basic set of Minion Pro fonts with Adobe Reader, which you can download for free. Once the font is installed on your system, fontspec should be able to find it, so you could try this if LuaLaTeX is an option for you.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Otherwise, you could try the minionpro package, which will work with pdfTeX. There are installation instructions on the minionpro ctan page.

  • This also works with xelatex, of course. – BlackBird Aug 14 '12 at 0:37
  • @Joseph Not with classicthesis (there will be a modified version, soon) – Jörg Aug 20 '12 at 13:12
  • @Ian Thompson thanks i have try to follow the installation instructions at minionpro ctan page but i have not uderstand this step: You also need some program to convert the OpenType fonts into Type1 format. If you have the LCDF Typetools (lcdf.org/type) installed you can use one of the provided scripts: o convert.sh is a Unix script o convert.bat is a DOS script – Aurelius Aug 20 '12 at 20:16

I just compiled the following with xelatex and it worked fine:

\setmainfont{Minion Pro}
\setsansfont{Myriad Pro} %also installable with Acrobat Reader



The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Of course you do have to install the otf fonts, I don't know what you mean by "basic", because they come with everything you need (old style numerals, basic/rare/historical ligatures, superior/inferior numbers etc.), except optical sizes (caption, display etc.).

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