I have a weird problem with the output using MinionPro fonts. The characters "Th" after a period produces a strange output; for example

\documentclass[14pt, a4paper]{report}

Testing Minion Pro. The Minion Pro package...


produces the following output:

Testing Minion Pro. fb e Minion Pro package...

Does anybody have a clue of what's happening?

  • Everything is fine here, with Lubuntu 11.10 and texlive 2011.
    – Sigur
    Dec 17, 2012 at 23:21
  • 1
    Which operating system and TeX distribution do you employ?
    – Mico
    Dec 18, 2012 at 0:18
  • Also, possible font size options for report are 10pt (standard), 11pt, and 12pt. For more sizes, have a look at the extsizes document classes.
    – doncherry
    Dec 18, 2012 at 7:01
  • Thanks for the answers...The OS is WinXP, with MikTeX 2.8 + TexnicCenter. The weird thing is that in my desktop PC this "problem" does not appear! (the OS is Win 7 with MikTeX 2.9 + TexnicCenter + "fontspec" NOT loaded!). I've also tried with 11 and 12pt...
    – Anibal
    Dec 18, 2012 at 20:04
  • Maybe you should update your MikTex to 2.9 then...
    – user9424
    Dec 19, 2012 at 10:53

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I bet this is a an automatic ligature -- th.

Minion Pro Ligatures

It's just a default feature of the font. It's not an error. You can disable it with fontspec, but I don't think it's desirable.

  • But T+h should produce the ligature shown low left on your image, not the ligature for f+b …
    – Speravir
    Dec 18, 2012 at 22:14
  • Yes. But you should write this in the answer …
    – Speravir
    Dec 19, 2012 at 18:49
  • The fontspec package does not solve the problem.
    – Anibal
    Dec 19, 2012 at 20:03
  • I'd like to keep on trying before updating...
    – Anibal
    Dec 19, 2012 at 20:04
  • The fontspec SOLVED the problem...My mistake...The line \usepackage[T1]{fontspec} produces the right output. Thanks to everybody!
    – Anibal
    Dec 19, 2012 at 20:15

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