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{fonts} is about fonts and how to use them. It deals with questions about changing family, shape and weight of fonts, but also with font packages. If your question is not about a font in general but about specific symbols, use {symbols} instead. For questions about font sizes, use {fontsize}.

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Script for using metatype to convert metafont to TTF?

In the metatype FAQ, there's a section called "I have Metafont sources of some font. How could I convert it to TrueType using Metatype?" In that, he lays out a dozen steps that really should be ...
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Optimising microtype for variable fonts

One can find the following passage on p. 27 of the microtype package documentation: Don’t use too large a value for expansion. Font expansion is a feature that is supposed to enhance the typographic ...
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How best to use STIX2 in a document?

I would like to typeset a document that has both mathematics and English text using the STIX/STIX2 fonts. However I am confused by the various options. First, I assume that STIX2 should be used in ...
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otf sans serif math only in figures

I was going to use a serif font (TG Pagella) for most of the text (including captions) and a sans serif font (Candara) for my (tikz) figures. For text this works nice, but not for maths. First I used ...
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unicode-math: problem with math versions and operator font --?

When changing the math font using \mathversion under unicode-math, math operator commands (such as \lim or \cos) lead to an error message stating "math alphabet identifier \mathrm is undefined in math ...
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Why with XeLaTeX in TeXLive, is TeX Gyre Pagella Math font not found

I'm using TeXLive 2016 (under OS X). If I run XeLaTeX on the following file (which just modifies the distributed TeX Gyre file test-xelatex-texgyre_pagella_math.tex, I get error ... fontspec error: "...
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Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex

I have the feeling this must have been asked before, but I couldn't find it with search... When I run the following test file \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \pdfmapfile{+rotis....
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yhmath, extensible parens, TeX chooses(?) wrong size

the yhmath fonts provide extensible parenthesis and other delimiters, as well as sqrts etc etc. Unfortunately it was found that the \biggl size is not correctly selected, as shown here The charlist ...
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How to make contextual substitutions work with luatex 1.0x?

Recently I started some experiments with German fraktur fonts, which contain several contextual substitutions to control the correct setting of longs and ligatures. Normally, there is one general rule ...
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minted escapeinside and code ligatures

When using Fira Code in listings you'll get programming/code ligatures. This behavior has to be enabled and usually minted does nothing special. But if you turn on escapeinside with any character that ...
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Choosing a good math font to use with Georgia text font

My questions is related to combining text and math fonts. I am a real fan of Georgia-like "dense" and "no so thin" fonts. It seems that books published by AMS use similar one. My problem is that I ...
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Replace an upright Greek math alphabet in mtpro2

I need to replace the gamma and upright uppercase Gamma alphabets in mtpro2 with their counterparts from newtxmath in both normal and bold styles. I asked a related question, viz., How to replace ...
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How to load baskervaldx font in xelatex

I'm trying to use the baskervaldx font in XeLaTeX; however it doesn't kern properly. With LaTeX it works as supposed. What is the right way to load the Baskervaldx font? With LaTeX, default install ...
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LuaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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using a Postscript Type 1 font with fontspec and LuaLaTex on MacOSX

I am having trouble using SabonLT which is a Postscript Type 1 Outline font. I have the font installed as a system font (as described here) rather than a local font. I'm running LuaLaTex on Mac OSX. ...
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many instances of \DeclareSymbolFont leads to odd behavior

By random chance in a large document of mine I discovered that having many instances of \DeclareSymbolFont can lead to strange output. For example the following document, which includes several ...
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Changing default font for \mathcal in "Pages" equations (Mac)

Sorry if this question is not too relevant to LaTeX. LaTeX doesn't have good support for my language so I'm writing my paper in Mac's "Pages". I am using version 10.3.5 (7029.5.5) and using ...
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Font shape declaration has incorrect series value `mc'

I know this issue has been solved for the phv font family and updated via CTAN/miktex console but I get the same error for eurosans.sty. (pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.21, MiKTeX 2.9.7400 64-bit)...
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Excessive memory use with unicode-math/Fira Sans and xfrac

When trying to use the Greek symbols in the font Fira Sans with unicode-math, I noticed that running lualatex on my document uses up enormous amounts of RAM. I have distilled my problem to a minimal ...
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Display available contextual swash/alternative etc. features of OpenType fonts through LuaTeX

Is there a way to find out what pairs of contextual alternatives of characters of an OpenType font through luatex (and possibly other packages such as luaotfload and fontspec)? The question is a ...
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letters and spacing in Arabic -- bug in OpenType layout of LuaLaTeX

I perceive the following unwanted outcome: Two issues: In the first line, the last word on the right has a small gap between the second and the third letter from the right that is not supposed to be ...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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luaotfload-tool: This version of luaotfload may have been tampered with. Is this a software bug, packaging bug or user malfunction?

Bug reports See also Max Chernoff's comment. Thanks to Max for directions to the first and prompting the second and third. https://github.com/latex3/luaotfload/issues/277 https://github.com/latex3/...
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How to set default fonts to custom families defined with babel?

I have custom font files which I load with \babelfont with custom settings: \babelfont{assistant}[ Extension = .ttf, Path = ./fonts/assistant/, UprightFont=*-Regular, BoldFont = *-Bold,...
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Using fonts in LuaLaTex

I'm not a an expert in LaTeX in general, but a like to use it. Perhaps my question is naive. I'd like to use the Chalkduster font as much as possible, and use other fonts for the symbols not available....
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Best font choices for comprehensive symbol coverage and hinting

What are the best current choices for pdfLaTeX text and math fonts if the critical criterion is typeface consistency and hinting? Here are my constraints, in brief: pdfLaTeX support and, moreover, ...
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Set fallback font without having to declare every missing character

I have the following code in my preamble to handle missing unicode characters in my CJKmainfont. % Set Font. \setsansfont{Noto Sans} \setmainfont{Noto Serif} % Set serifed font to Calibri. Originally ...
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What TeX-related information to include in colophon?

In the colophon a book, I want to include some information acknowledging the use of TeX and related software. It tentatively includes the following: Composed by the author using the \LaTeX2e{} ...
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Weird error with unicode-math and math subscript

I stumbled across what appears to be a very weird error when using unicode-math and lualatex/xelatex. Consider: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Test subscript: $\mathbf{a}_\mathbf{b}$. \...
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Is there a Computer Modern font which contains all the math symbols?

I downloaded the Computer Modern Serif font, which is the default LaTeX font, to use it on my website, but when I opened the file with FontForge I noticed that it misses a lot of math symbols. It ...
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XeTeX + \overline: Which \fontdimen’s are used?

Edit: This question has been thoroughly reedited to highlight the problem at hand. I am trying to mimic \overline to create similar symbols. According to Overline thickness on TeX.SX, and ...
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Why dvips gives checksum mismatch warning if \magnification is used?

Run tex on this test.tex file: \magnification\magstep1 \font\x=frcr10 \x hello \bye Then run dvips test. Output is dvips: Checksum mismatch in font frcr10. What's wrong with font frcr10 and how to ...
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Define point or area of a letter to show typographic information

I would like to define specific points or areas of characters: uppermost / lowermost point horizontal line (like in the m and p in the image where the top horizontals are not the uppermost parts of ...
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Why does XeTeX load bold italic instead italic?

\font\test="IRXLotus/I" at 20pt \test This is a test \bye uses bold italic instead italic. what is the problem? The font can be downloaded from here.
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Where do I have to save my own font?

Please see my update at the end I don't want to ask a xy-Question, so here comes the "hole" story: I want to install a font, which isn't available on ctan. (I guess it's necessary to install fonts ...
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Is there a difference between the Type 1 and OpenType versions of MetaType1 fonts?

MetaType1 is a system devised to create PostScript Type 1 fonts from MetaPost sources, similar in spirit to Knuth's original MetaFont but producing outline fonts instead of bitmaps. It comprises a set ...
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Can't get pdflatex to work with Minion Pro on Linux

I successfully installed Minion Pro on OS X a couple of years back using the FontPro tool, but I'm unable to get it to work this time around on Linux (elementary OS / Ubuntu). I installed the latest ...
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Font mapping issues after manual newtx install, CentOS7

Apologies if there is already an answer. I have been searching the forums and found some related questions/answers, but still could not solve my issue. I have TeX Live 2013 installed on my CentOS7 ...
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Forcing cm-super usage/installation

Is there any way of forcing users to have cm-super installed? I mean, something like \usepackage{cm-super} or equivalent? I want to make sure that all my colleagues produce high-quality PDFs with ...
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MinionPro vs. FontPro

In the past I've used the MinionPro scripts/packages, by Achim Blumensath, Andreas Bühmann and Michael Pedler, to install the Minion Pro font set. I have to do this once more on a new computer —a Mac ...
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XeLaTeX renders broken text after upgrade to Ubuntu Vivid

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid, which broke the XeLaTeX rendering on my system. Only \textbf{} and \textit{} of specific fonts are affected. The character table seems to be off-by-one. I use ...
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Secondary math font definition

We are using XeTeX, and struggling to map mathematics fonts for secondary fonts. \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{mathspec} \setmainfont{Palatino Linotype} \setmathrm{Palatino Linotype} \...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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Fira Sans installation in Latex

Latex noob here. Is there any well explained way to install Fira Sans in LaTeX? The README file says: To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system download the file "tex-archive"/...
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How to set the resolution of bitmap fonts in XeTex?

I would like to use the Calibri font for text and the concmath font for math. The latter is a bitmapped font and therefore it is rendered with rough edges by default. In pdflatex, one can set the ...
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Available fonts in MacTeX

How can I find out the list of fonts available in MacTeX? In particular, those fonts (say called FONT) which can be used as soon as the command \usepackage{FONT} appears in the preample. Also, how ...
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Using the informs4 class with MTMI font

I'm trying to compile the sample file MOOR_Addition_sample-nonblindrev.tex provided in https://pubsonline.informs.org/pb-assets/LaTeX/MOOR-style-file-2023-1696002073267.zip However, I can't compile ...
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How to set the document to use a new font defined by the \font command?

I have defined a new font with the following command: \font\cmtwelve=cmr10 at12pt (credit: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/696568/24048). Now my question is how to use this font in my document, in the ...
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Embed ALL shapes of the fonts into PDF

I'm producing a book using luatex, and zillion other packages. Everything goes fine except that when I sent the PDF to a reviewer he told me that when he prints it some parts of the doc (those using ...
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