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This page concerns specific typefaces and fonts which are likely to be particularly useful to TeX users. For general information about fonts in TeX, see Fonts.

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Background

Although it is theoretically possible to use most fonts with TeX, certain typefaces and fonts are particularly well-suited to the task. Some have been specially designed for use with TeX. Others have specially designed support packages. Sometimes such fonts include symbols useful in TeX but typically missing from other fonts. Others are designed for typesetting mathematics or logic.


Adobe

Courier

Courier

by Adobe Systems Incorporated
copyright IBM Corporation

IBM/MIT X Consortium Courier Typefont agreement

Distribution includes Adobe type 1 PFA fonts and AFM files. Support files are provided by psnfss.

courier-scaled

by Herbert Schulz

Open source (LPPL)

Sets the default typewriter font to Courier with an optional scaling factor.

Euro

Adobe Euro symbols

by Adobe Systems Incorporated

Freeware

The fonts themselves are free but only available from Adobe as redistribution is prohibited by the licence. Adobe Euro is not therefore included in TeX Live but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

adobe-euro

by Berthold K. P. Horn

Open source

Support package providing the font metrics and maps required for use with TeX.

Adobe Helvetica

Commercial

See txfonts for LaTeX support and complementary fonts.

MinionPro

MinionPro

by Adobe Systems Incorporated
LaTeX package by Achim Blumensath

Fonts are freeware

LaTeX package is public domain

The minionpro package supports the use of Adobe's freely available MinionPro in LaTeX. MinionPro is a serif face included with a range of Adobe products including the freeware Reader.

MyriadPro is the corresponding sans-serif face. MnSymbol provides complementary symbol fonts.

MyriadPro

MyriadPro

by Adobe Systems Incorporated

Fonts are freeware

LaTeX support package has unknown licence

MyriadPro is the sans-serif complement of MinionPro and is also freely available as part of several Adobe products including the freeware Reader.

A LaTeX support package is available. You may wish to read the documentation and installation instructions prior to downloading the zip archive since the process is less straightforward than it is for most other fonts listed on this page. In particular, you will need suitable tools installed to handle the conversion of the fonts from OpenType (the format supplied by Adobe) to postscript type 1 (the format needed by LaTeX). This blogpost offers some additional information concerning the installation of MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol. See Font Installation for more general information.

Adobe Times

Commercial

See txfonts for LaTeX support and complementary fonts.

Adobe Utopia

Utopia

by Adobe Systems Incorporated

Open source (details)

Postscript type 1 fonts. Support files are provided by psnfss.

Complementary fonts, including symbol fonts for mathematics, and TeX support files are available from the Fourier-GUTenberg and mathdesign-utopia packages.

Adobe Utopia is included in TeX Live.

Arkandis Digital Foundry (ADF)

Hirwen Harendal

The Arkandis Digital Foundry offers a number of free, open source alternatives to commercial fonts.

Note: As far as I (--CFR 14:52, 12 April 2009 (UTC)) know, no prepared support files are available to facilitate the use of any of these fonts with TeX with the exception of Venturis ADF which includes LaTeX support as of version 1.004, Libris ADF, Baskervald ADF, Electrum ADF, Romande ADF, Ornements ADF and Symbols ADF. This means that you must either generate the support files yourself (see installing arbitrary fonts for use with TeX), persuade somebody else to do so, or use them with Xe(La)TeX rather than (La)TeX. If you know of additional support packages, do please add them here so that others may find them, too.

ADF "ADF Fonts"

by Hirwen Harendal

Open source (GPL with the "Font Exception")

Independent typefaces:

  • Accanthis-Std: substitute for Galliard or Horley Oldstyle
  • Aurelis-Std: a semi-serif(?) with an ornamental script variant
  • Baskervald-Std: "intended to mimic New Baskerville"
  • Berenis-Pro (was Berenis, Berenis No2): didonne typeface
  • Electrum-Exp: slab-serif
  • Gillius Collection (was GilliusADF, GilliusADFNo2?): a sans-serif GillSans MT
  • Ikarius-Serie (was Ikarius-std, IkariusNo2-Std): semi-serif
  • Irianis-Std: "based on Old style rendering"
  • Libris-Std: intended to "mimic Lydian"
  • NeoGothis-Std: sans-serif
  • MekanusADF: "a modern typewriting style"
  • Oldania-Std: a "modern gothic"
  • Ornements ADF: text ornaments
  • Romande-Std: oldstyle face with features drawn from Caslon, Times and Tiffany
  • Tribun-Std: an alternative to Times New Roman
  • Universalis-std: an alternative to Futura
  • Symbol ADF: arrows and bullets

Baskervald ADF

fonts by Hirwen Harendal (ADF)
LaTeX support by Clea F. Rees

Open source (fonts: GPL with the "Font Exception"; support files: LPPL)

Baskervald ADF is a serif family with lining figures designed as a substitute for Baskerville. The family currently includes upright and italic or oblique shapes in each of regular, bold and heavy weights. All fonts include the slashed zero and additional non-standard ligatures. Package includes fonts in type 1 format, and LaTeX support. See baskervaldadf for details or the foundry page for previews, information and fonts in opentype format.

Baskervald ADF will be included in TeX Live.

Electrum ADF

fonts by Hirwen Harendal (ADF)
LaTeX support by Clea F. Rees

Open source (fonts: GPL with the "Font Exception"; support files: LPPL)

Electrum ADF is a slab-serif font featuring optical and italic small-caps; additional ligatures and an alternate Q; lining, hanging, inferior and superior digits; and four weights. Package includes fonts in type 1 format, and LaTeX support. See electrumadf for details or the foundry page for previews, information and fonts in opentype format.

Electrum ADF will be included in TeX Live.

Libris ADF

Libris ADF

fonts by Hirwen Harendal (ADF)
LaTeX support by Clea F. Rees

Open source (fonts: GPL with the "Font Exception"; support files: LPPL)

A sans-serif family designed to "mimic Lydian". Package includes fonts in type 1 format, and LaTeX support. See librisadf for details or the foundry page for previews, information and fonts in opentype format.

Libris ADF is included in TeX Live.

Romande ADF

fonts by Hirwen Harendal (ADF)
LaTeX support by Clea F. Rees

Open source (fonts: GPL with the "Font Exception"; support files: LPPL)

A serif font family with oldstyle figures, designed as a substitute for Times, Tiffany or Caslon. The family currently includes upright, italic and small-caps shapes in each of regular and demi-bold weights and an italic script in regular. A number of "alternate" characters, additional non-standard ligatures and the long s are included.

The package includes fonts in type 1 format and LaTeX support files. See romandeadf for details or the foundry page for previews, information and opentype and truetype formats.

Romande ADF will be included in TeX Live.

Ornements ADF

fonts by Hirwen Harendal (ADF)
LaTeX support by Clea F. Rees

Open source (fonts: GPL with the "Font Exception"; support files: LPPL)

adforn provides the Ornements ADF font in PostScript type 1 format with TeX/LaTeX support files. See adforn for details or the foundry page for previews, information and opentype format.

Ornements ADF will be included in TeX Live.

ADF "Open Fonts"

by Hirwen Harendal

Open source (various licences depending on original font licence)

Typefaces derived from other open source fonts.

ADF "Open Fonts"

Description
Licence

ADF Fontpack:

  • Albertis
  • Ameris
  • Arros Roman
  • Birken
  • Colonnade
  • Editorialis
  • Fronton
  • Garamonde
  • Helvetis

disappeared?; were alternatives to:

  • Albertus MT
  • Times/Americana
  • Arrus
  • Birch
  • -
  • -
  • Arsis
  • Garamond ITC
  • Arial/Helvetica

AFPL

GS Fonts Addition

Oldstyle figures and small-caps for:

  • URWClassico
  • URW Garamond8
  • URWPalladio

AFPL

Verana Sans Family

Bitstream VeraSans with an additional weight

Vera licence

Verana Serif Family

Bitstream VeraSerif with an italic variant

Vera licence

SwitzeraADF

based on Bitstream VeraSans

Vera licence

Venturis ADF

fonts by Hirwen Harendal (ADF)
LaTeX support by Clea F. Rees

Open source (fonts: Utopia licence; support files: LPPL)

Consists of the Venturis ADF fonts collection which is available from CTAN. It includes complete families of serif and sans-serif faces based on Utopia in postscript type 1 and LaTeX support files.

Venturis ADF
  • Venturis ADF
  • Venturis ADF No2
  • Venturis Sans ADF
  • Venturis Sans ADF No2
  • Venturis Old ADF
  • Venturis ADF Titling

Features include oldstyle and lining figures, optical small-caps, italic small-caps, alternative glyphs and swash variants, and a range of weights and widths. See venturisadf for details or the homepage for comprehensive preview options, information and fonts in opentype format.

Venturis ADF is included in TeX Live.

Bitstream

Bitstream Charter

by Bitstream

Open source (details)

Bitstream Charter

Postscript type 1 fonts in medium weight. Support is provided by the psnfss package. Complementary fonts for mathematics are available from the mathdesign-charter package.

Bitstream Charter is included in TeX Live.

Bitstream Vera

Open source (details)

Includes serif, sans-serif and monospaced font families.

Arev Sans

by Tavmjong Bah

A derivative of Bitstream Vera which adds support for Greek and Cyrillic characters and provides some variant characters designed for use in mathematics.

arev

by Stephen Hartke

Open source (LPPL)

Arev Sans/arev

Provides support for using Arev Sans in LaTeX. Includes fonts, support files and documentation. arev is intended primarily for use in presentations.

arev is included in TeX Live.


Bera

Bera

by Ulrich Dirr, Malte Rosenau and Walter Schmidt

Open source (details)

Families of postscript type 1 fonts - Bera Serif, Bera Sans and Bera Mono - produced by converting the original Bitstream Vera fonts from truetype. The licence for Vera required the converted fonts to be distributed under a different name - hence, Bera. Package includes fonts and support files.

Bera is included in TeX Live.

Deja Vu

Open source (various: details)

Extended versions of the Bitstream Vera families with additional glyphs, shapes and weights. I (--Cfr 13:27, 28 October 2008 (UTC)) am not aware of any LaTeX support packages for Deja Vu so either appropriate support files must be generated (see Installing arbitrary fonts for use with TeX) or the fonts must be used with Xe(La)TeX rather than (La)TeX.

Covington

by Derek Vogelpohl for Apostrophic Laboratories

Freeware

A family of fonts available in postscript type 1 and truetype formats which feature a variety of weights, widths and shapes.

covfonts

by Scott Pakin

Open source (LPPL)

Covington/covfonts

Provides support for Covington in (La)TeX. The fonts themselves must be downloaded directly from their homepage. Download the "PC type 1" version for use with the covfonts package. Download the truetype or "Mac type 1" version to use them with other applications. Details of the support package is available here and also constitutes a font sample.

Day Roman

dayroman

by Walter Schmidt
fonts by Apostrophiclab
based on the "Two Line Double Pica Roman" by Francçois Guyot

Fonts are freeware (details)

Support files are open source (LPPL)

Includes the fonts in postscript type 1 format and support files for use with LaTeX.

Day Roman is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

dictsym

DictSym

DictSym font by Georg Verweyen
LaTeX support by Walter Schmidt

Open source (LPPL)

Dictionary symbols from DictSym in type 1 format and LaTeX support files.

dictsym is included in TeX Live.

efont-serif

efont-serif

by The Electronic Font Open Laboratory

Open source (GPL)

A serif family. Support for use with LaTeX is provided as efont-seri-tex. A sample can be previewed here.

Emerald City Fontwerks

Various freeware fonts.

emerald

by M. César Rodríguez

Open source (LPPL)

Support for some of the freeware ECF fonts:

emerald
  • Apicturealphabet
  • Augie
  • Decadence:
    • Decadence
    • DecadenceWithoutTheDiamonds
    • DecadenceCondensed
    • DecadenceInTheDark
    • DecadenceITDCondensed
    • DecadenceInADifferentLight
  • DecadenceITDCondensedMarquee
  • Intimacy:
    • Intimacy
    • IntimacyDeux
  • JD
  • Movieola
  • Movieolatitletype
  • Pookie
  • PookieT
  • Skeetch
  • SpankysBungalow:
    • SpankysBungalow
    • SpankysBungalowItalico
  • SpankysBungalowBlanco:
    • SpankysBungalowBlanco
    • SpankysBungalowBlancoItalico
  • Syriac
  • TallPaul
  • TeenSpirit
  • Webster

Includes fonts in postscript type 1 format, support files and documentation. A wide range of encodings are supported. To preview the fonts, take a look at the included sampler.

European Computer Modern (EC)

by Jörg Knappen

Open source (LPPL)

An extension of Computer Modern containing many additional characters. In particular, support for the complete LaTeX T1 encoding defined is provided, and a Text Companion Symbol font is included.

The EC fonts are part of TeX Live. The cm-super package, also part of TeX Live, provides type 1 versions of the fonts along with several others.

See Latin Modern for an alternative extension of Computer Modern supporting the T1 and Text Companion Symbol encodings.

FauxTeX & Computer Modern

by Selwyn Hollis

Commercial

Computer Modern is collection of nine fonts based on the Computer Modern family originally designed by Professor Donald Knuth for his TeX typesetting language. It includes standard Macintosh versions of Computer Modern Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Slant, Caps, and Bold Caps, Sans, and Bold Sans. These fonts contain (essentially) the entire standard Macintosh character set, complete with all the special symbols, accented characters, and ligatures. (There are two exceptions: I have replaced the option-f ``florin'' (f) with a double-f ligature and put the Euro currency symbol at option-shift-k in place of the apple.)

FauxTeX is a collection of three fonts that provide a means for creating simple to moderately complex mathematical expressions. These fonts are also based on the Computer Modern family.

  • Cymbol serves as a very attractive substitute for the standard (ugly) Symbol font, containing the complete Greek alphabet as well as all the other symbols found in that font.
  • MathMode contains all of the Roman alphabet, italicized for mathematical expressions, as well as much of the Greek alphabet and lots of symbols.(If you use a program such as MathType or the small version of MathType called Equation Editor that comes with Microsoft Word, you can get nice results by defining Cymbol as your font for Greek letters and symbols and MathMode as your font for variables and numbers.)
  • KahoeTech is primarily for creating expressions that involve superscripts and subscripts. As an extra benefit, you can also use KahoeTech to create fairly complicated fractional expressions. KahoeTech makes it easy to type beautiful mathematical expressions in even the simplest word processors. Both PostScript and TrueType versions are available. More information and links for purchasing are available on the Computer Modern and FauxTeX fonts web site.

Fourier-GUTenberg

by Michel Bovani

Open source (LPPL)

Complementary fonts and support files for use with Adobe Utopia. May also be used with the commercial Adobe Utopia Expert set.

The mathematics fonts provided by Fourier-GUTenberg may also be useful with typefaces other than Adobe Utopia. fouriernc, for example, supports their use with New Century Schoolbook for text.

Fourier-GUTenberg is included in TeX Live.

fouriernc

by Michael Zedler

Open source (LPPL)

Use the mathematics fonts provided by Fourier-GUTenberg with New Century Schoolbook text. URW Century Schoolbook L and TG Schola are New Century Schoolbook lookalikes.

fouriernc is included in TeX Live.

FPL

by Ralf Stubner

Open source (GPL with an exception allowing embedding)

Small-caps and oldstyle figures to complement URW Palladio L in postscript type 1 format.

Support files are provided by the psnfss package.

FPL is included in TeX Live.

An updated version of FPL by Ralf Stubner and Walter Schmidt called FPL Neu is available here.

Gentium

by SIL

Gentium
Gentium Basic
Gentium Book Basic

Open source (SIL OFL)

Serif font families providing coverage of a wide range of characters and scripts. Three sets of families are available: Gentium supports a larger number of characters, scripts and alternates but currently (2008/10/28) includes only regular upright and italic faces; Gentium Basic and Gentium Book Basic support a more limited range of characters but include upright and italic faces in both regular and bold weights.

A LaTeX support package is available here.

The Greek Font Society (GFS)

The Greek Font Society has released a number of fonts in cooperation with the Laboratory of Digital Typography and Mathematical Applications in the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Aegean. The original releases can be found here but TeX users will probably prefer one of the packages prepared by George D. Matthiopoulos and Antonis Tsolomitis which include the necessary support files.

The Greek Font Society (GFS) font collection

by George D. Matthiopoulos, The Greek Font Society and Antonis Tsolomitis

Open source (fonts: SIL OFL; LaTeX support: LPPL)

GFS

This package includes a number of fonts released by the Greek Font Society and adapted for use with LaTeX by Tsolomitis et al.

The GFS font collection
GFS font
Description
Supported scripts

GFS Artemisia

modern, general-purpose

Greek, Latin

GFS Baskerville

based on Baskerville

Greek

GFS Bodoni

based on Bodoni

Greek, Latin

GFS Complutum

an old Greek font which originally included only minuscules, extended to include majuscules

Greek

GFS Didot

Greek font based on Didot; Latin font based on Palatino

Greek, Latin

GFS Neo-Hellenic

based on an early 20th century British font produced by Monotype;
matched to the CM Bright fonts for mathematics

Greek, Latin

GFS Porson

based on Porson

Greek

GFS Solomos

a "Greek-alphabet font"

Greek

The GFS font collection is included in TeX Live. Packages include fonts in postscript type 1 and OpenType format, support files and documentation.

GUST e-foundary

Polska Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TeX / Polish TeX Users Group

Antykwa Półtawskiego

Antykwa Półtawskiego

font by Adam Półtawski
postscript type 1 version by Janusz Marian Nowacki

Public domain

A traditional Polish typeface in postscript type 1 format. Package includes fonts and support files.

Antykwa Półtawskiego is included in TeX Live.

Antykwa Toruńska

Antykwa Toruńska

font by Zygfryd Gardzielewski
postscript type 1 version by Janusz Marian Nowacki

Modified LPPL: GUST Font Nosource Licence

A traditional Polish typeface in postscript type 1 format. Package includes fonts and support files.

Antykwa Toruńska is included in TeX Live.

Cyklop

Cyklop

originally designed at Odlewnia Czcionek J. Idzkowski i S-ka
distribution, extension and support by Janusz Marian Nowacki

Open source (GFL)

Described on the GUST Cyklop page as "[a] high-contrast, 2-font sans-serif family based on the slanted original" from the 1920s. For technical details and samples see here. The TeX package includes fonts in postscript type 1 and OpenType format, support files for use with (La)TeX and documentation. The fonts are also available separately in OpenType and truetype formats. Packages can be downloaded from here or, in the case of the TeX package, from CTAN.

Cyklop is included in TeX Live.

Iwona

font created under the supervision of Roman Tomaszewski
distribution, extension and support by Janusz Marian Nowacki

Modified LPPL: GUST Font Nosource Licence

Iwona

A sans-serif face developed as an alternative to Kurier. Package supports a variety of scripts and encodings and includes fonts in postscript type 1 and OpenType formats, support files and documentation.

Iwona is included in TeX Live.

Kurier

font created under the supervision of Roman Tomaszewski
distribution, extension and support by Janusz Marian Nowacki

Modified LPPL: GUST Font Nosource Licence

Kurier

A sans-serif face which now supports a variety of scripts and encodings. Package includes fonts in postscript type 1 and OpenType formats, support files and documentation.

Kurier is included in TeX Live.

Latin Modern

by Bogusław Jackowski and Janusz Marian Nowacki

Open source (GFL)

An extension of Computer Modern containing many additional characters. Currently include 72 text and 20 mathematical fonts. Includes coverage of the T1 and Text Companion Symbol encodings.

Latin Modern is part of TeX Live. To use the fonts with LaTeX, it is sufficient to include the line:

\usepackage{lmodern}

in the preamble of your document.

MacTeX includes an additional installation of the fonts so that they may be used system-wide in any Mac OS X application.

Latin Modern

Note that although Latin Modern provides several styles of figures, including old-style, the standard LaTeX package does not enable default usage of all of these. It is therefore necessary either to generate or to download additional support files if you wish to use old-style figures by default, for example. The LaTeX package lmoderno enables the use of old-style figures but I (--Cfr 19:04, 17 September 2008 (UTC)) cannot currently find a working download link. Generating additional files yourself provides even greater flexibility but involves (almost) all of the difficulties involved in installing TeX fonts. The only support package I know of to offer this sort of flexibility is the experimental one I (--CFR 00:01, 11 December 2008 (UTC)) wrote because I could find no alternative. I cannot recommend it as it is inadequately tested but the brave can find it on CTAN.

Even without these additional options, however, Latin Modern provides a very complete set of characters for Latin-based scripts and Vietnamese. On-going development continues to extend coverage to other non-Latin scripts.

See European Computer Modern for an alternative extension of Computer Modern supporting the T1 and Text Companion Symbol encodings.

The TeX Gyre (TG) Collection

by Bogusław Jackowski and Janusz Marian Nowacki, with support from Marcin Woliński

Open source (GFL)

The homepage describes the TeX Gyre project as one which

aims at remaking and extending of the freely available fonts distributed with Ghostscript. The important aspect of the project is providing not only the support for TeX but also the cross-platform OpenType format of the fonts.
...
All of the Ghostscript text font families have become “gyrefied” as the result of the project. “Gyrefication”, also called “LM-ization”, was first applied to the Computer Modern Fonts and their various generalizations with the result known as the Latin Modern (LM) Fonts.
TeX Gyre
TeX Gyre font family histories
TeX Gyre font
Based on
Original font
Original by

Adventor

URW Gothic L

ITC Avant Garde Gothic

Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase

Bonum

URW Bookman L

Bookman/Bookman Old Style

Alexander Phemister

Chorus

URW Chancery L Medium Italic

ITC Zapf Chancery

Hermann Zapf

Cursor

URW Nimbus Mono L

Courier

Howard G. (Bud) Kettler

Heros

URW Nimbus Sans L

Helvetica

Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffman

Pagella

URW Palladio L

Palatino

Hermann Zapf

Schola

URW Century Schoolbook L

-

Morris Fuller Benton

Termes

Nimbus Roman No9 L

Times

Stanley Morison, Starling Burgess and Victor Lardent

The TeX Gyre Collection is part of TeX Live. See the collection's documentation in /usr/local/texlive/YYYY/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/tex-gyre (where YYYY corresponds to the release of TeX Live such as 2007 or 2008) for options and details.

MacTeX includes an additional installation of the fonts so that they may be used system-wide in any Mac OS X application.

initials

initials

by Maurizio Loreti and Dieter Steffmann

Open source (LPPL)

Decorative initials in postscript type 1 format with support files for use with TeX:

  • AcornInitials
  • AnnStone
  • ArtNouveauInitialen
  • ArtNouveauCaps
  • CarrickCaps
  • EichenlaubInitialen
  • EileenCaps-Regular
  • EileenCaps-Black
  • ElzevierCaps-Regular
  • GotischeInitialen
  • GoudyInitialen
  • KinigsteinCaps
  • KonanurKaps
  • Kramer-Regular
  • MorrisInitialen
  • NouveauDropCaps
  • Romantik
  • RothenburgDecorative
  • RoyalInitialen
  • SanRemo
  • Starburst-Regular
  • TypographerCaps
  • ZallmanCaps

The package does not provide style files but the included font definition files enable the use of the standard LaTeX font selection commands provided by the New Font Selection Scheme (NFSS).

Because the font definition files have non-standard names, however, it is necessary to load them manually as LaTeX cannot find them automatically given only the family name and encoding. To do this, include a line such as \input Acorn.fd before issuing the font switching commands.

initials is included in TeX Live.

Kerkis

by Antonis Tsolomitis

Open source (LPPL)

Kerkis

A Greek font family to complement URW Bookman which also provides some other missing characters, including partial support for mathematics.

Kerkis is included in TeX Live.

The Kerkis font family

by Antonis Tsolomitis

From TugBoat 23 (2002) No. 3/4. Pages 296-301.

kpfonts

Kp-Fonts

by Christophe Caignaert

Open source (GPL with an exception allowing embedding)

Fonts for text and mathematics originally based on URW Palladio L. Package includes fonts, support files and documentation.

kpfonts is included in TeX Live.

Libertine Open Fonts Project

by Philipp H. Poll et al.

Open source (GPL with the "Font Exception"/SIL OFL)

OpenType fonts provide a range of styles and extensive glyph coverage.

From the homepage:

It is our aim to support the many languages of the western background and provide many special characters. Our fonts cover the codepages of Western Latin, Greek, Cyrillic (with their specific enhancements), Hebrew, IPA, etc. Furthermore typographical features exist, such as ligatures, small capitals, different number styles, scientific symbols, etc. Linux Libertine contains therefore much more than 2000 characters.

Some members of the font family are considered complete, others are still undergoing development and others are planned for future releases. See the homepage for details.

The use of Libertine with LaTeX is considered deprecated in favour of support for XeTeX.

libertine

by Michael Niedermair

Open source (GPL/OFL)

LaTeX support for Libertine. Includes fonts in postscript type 1 format, support files and documentation.

Note: This package is considered deprecated since support for LaTeX has been dropped in favour of XeTeX. The fonts included in the package are based on an out-dated release of Libertine and do not contain the range of styles and characters available in the current release.

libertine is included in TeX Live.

xelibertine

by Michael Niedermair

Open source (GPL)

XeLaTeX support for Libertine. Includes support files and documentation. To use the font, you will also need to download the OpenType fonts themselves from SourceForge.

xelibertine (but not the fonts themselves) is included in TeX Live.

Note: The CTAN entry for xelibertine describes it as enabling the use of "the OpenType font libertine" in XeLaTeX and links the word 'libertine' to the libertine package. This is not correct. To download the fonts themselves, you should visit the SourceForge page and obtain the OpenType version of the fonts. The libertine package includes only out-dated postscript type 1 versions which lack the features, coverage and corrections included in more recent releases.

LOGO and St. Mary's Road Symbol Fonts

by Taco Hoekwater and Tom Kacvinsky

Freeware
Updated: 9/20/98

from AMS sent me these Macintosh versions of Taco Hoekwater's Postscript version of the new LOGO fonts (the ones with a P and an S, plus the extra sizes of the slanted variant, and the demibold variant) as well as the Macintosh version of Taco Hoekwater's Postscript version of the St. Mary's Road Symbol font. Both have been tested with Textures, and the St. Mary's Road Symbol font has been tested with OzTeX. He is sure both will work with CMacTeX, but they haven't been tested them with it.

The St. Mary's Road symbol font is a symbol font that logicians and set theorists would find handy, and the newer version of the LOGO fonts contain a P and an S so that one may obtain a logo for META POST that looks like the logo for META-FONT. The St. Mary's Road Symbol font comes with a LaTeX2e .dtx file that will produce the necessary .fd and .sty files for use in LaTeX. The new LOGO fonts are used as always, but if you have a format file which calls on the LOGO fonts, you'll need to regenerate the format files so that the new metrics get loaded into the format file. In addition, you can add \font\sllogonine=logosl9, etc... to gain access to the new variants.

Tom says that I should list him as the contact person for the Macintosh versions of the fonts. Some questions may well be related to the generation of the fonts (he just converted them from their PC version, created the Textures metrics, and the Screen suitcases), and if so, he'll have to bounce those questions to Taco.

Lucida

by Chuck Bigelow and Kris Holmes, with TeX support by Walter Schmidt and samples and documentation by Morten Høgholm
available from the TeX Users Group (TUG)

Commercial

These fonts were donated to the TeX Users Group by Bigelow and Holmes and all income from their sale now accrues to TUG. Buying Lucida is thus one way to support the development of TeX and the TeX community. TUG members are entitled to a discount or, if they previously licensed the fonts from Y & Y, may upgrade to the less restrictive TUG licence.

Martin Vogel's Symbols (marvosym)

marvosym

by Thomas Henlich Martin Vogel

Open source (GPL v.2 or later)

Includes the Euro both as defined by the European Commission and adapted for use with Times, Helvetica and Courier; scissor symbols; the CE sign; symbols for structural engineering, steel cross-sections, astronomy and astrology; and more.

Package includes converted fonts in type 1 format, LaTeX support files and documentation.

Math Design

by Paul Pichaureau

Open source (GPL)

Provides fonts for typesetting mathematics and "faked" small-caps which are designed to complement existing text fonts.

Math Design is included in TeX Live.

The Math Design Project
Text font
Complementary Math Design package

Adobe Utopia

mathdesign-utopia

Bitstream Charter

mathdesign-charter

Fontsite Garamond (commercial)

mathdesign-fs-garamond

URW Garamond No8

mathdesign-garamond

The mathdesign fonts themselves are included in TeX Live as are Adobe Utopia and Bitstream Charter. URW Garamond No8 is available from CTAN but cannot be included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions. The easiest way to install it may be to use getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys.

MnSymbol

by Achim Blumensath

Public domain

Symbol font family designed to complement MinionPro but known to work well with other typefaces. Includes fonts in metafont and postscript type 1 formats, TeX support files and documentation.

MnSymbol is included in TeX Live.

niceframe

by Marcus Ohlhaut

Freeware

Provides support for fancy borders around boxes using dingbat fonts. A selection of suitable fonts are included in MetaFont format but you may prefer to substitute the postscript type 1 versions since PDF documents created with MetaFont fonts do not display properly in all viewers.

niceframe-type1

by Rolf Niepraschk

Drop-in replacements for the fonts in postscript type 1 format.

Pazo Math

by Diego Puga

Open source (GPL with an exception allowing embedding)

Postscript type 1 fonts designed to complement the Palatino family or one of its clones (e.g. URW Palladio L or TG Pagella). Includes fonts for typesetting mathematics, symbols and 'true' small-caps.

Support files are provided by the psnfss package.

Pazo Math is included in TeX Live.

psnfss

by Sebastian Rahtz and Walter Schmidt

Open source (LPPL)

LaTeX package which provides support for a number of freely available postscript type 1 fonts:

psnfss is part of standard LaTeX and, hence, part of any standard TeX Distribution.

TeX/Illustrator Fonts

by Alberto Arabia

Freeware
Updated: 7/5/2001

Alberto Arabia has created a set of fonts for use in Illustrator when working with typeset TeX output. These go at least part of the way in fixing the problem that some versions (in particular, 9.0.2) of Illustrator have with Computer Modern fonts. Alberto says:

It seems that for Adobe the family name of a postscript font should be a prefix of the total font name. In case of CM fonts the family name is always 'Computer Modern" and for latex and ams fonts "Latex" and "Euler", but the total font name of a font like CMR10 is just CMR10 and not "Computer Modern CMR10" and the same for latex and ams fonts. I tried these idea with RESEDIT changing the TotalFontName and it worked, but because there are to many fonts i just redump (with fontlab) the textures postscript fonts changing only the name of the family and it worked again, but now for the hole set of textures postscript fonts.

To install these fonts under Mac OS X, place the entire "TeX-Illustrator" folder in the directory /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts/Reqrd/ (for Mac OS Classic, the installation folder is Adobe Illustrator™ 9.0.2:Required:Fonts:).

Times New Roman

If you need to use Times New Roman and you neither wish nor need to learn about font installation for independent reasons at this point in your life, try How to Use Times New Roman in pdflatex on Mac OS X. This provides step-by-step instructions without worrying about explanations or flexibility. It is aimed at those who need to install Times New Roman and just Times New Roman because they have to and tries to make the process as short and non-sour as possible.


tpslifonts

by Stephan Lehmke

Open source (GPL v.2 or later)

A LaTeX package for configuring various combinations of fonts for use in presentations. Supported text fonts include Computer Modern roman and sans serif, SliTeX Computer Modern sans serif, Computer Modern Bright and Concrete Roman. Supported maths fonts include Computer Modern math, Computer Modern Bright math and Euler.

tpslifonts is part of TeXPower.


txfonts

by Young Ryu

Open source (GPL v.2 or later)

LaTeX support for Adobe Times or URW Nimbus Roman No9 L and Adobe Helvetica or URW Nimbus Sans L, supplementary text symbols, mathematics fonts based on Times/Nimbus Roman No9 L and complementary monospaced fonts.

URW

URW have made a number of their fonts available and supporting packages are available for many of them.

Antiqua 2051 Regular Condensed

by Walter Schmidt and URW GmbH

Antiqua 2051 Regular Condensed

Open source (GPL)

Postscript type 1 font and support package.

URW Antiqua 2051 Regular Condensed is included in TeX Live.

A030 (Arial)

A030 (Arial)

by Walter Schmidt and URW GmbH

Fonts are Aladdin Free Public License (prohibits commercial distribution; details)

LaTeX package is non-commercial

Postscript type 1 fonts, support files and documentation.

A030 is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

Base 35

by Primoz Peterlin, Walter Schmidt and URW GmbH

Open source (GPL)

Postscript type 1 "drop-in" replacements for Adobe's base set of 35 fonts. psnfss provides support files although other packages such as txfonts may sometimes offer additional support or complementary fonts.

URW Base 35 is included in TeX Live.

Base 35
URW replacements for Adobe's 35 base fonts
URW font
Adobe font

Century Schoolbook

New Century Schoolbook

Dingbats

Zapf Dingbats

Nimbus Mono L

Courier

Nimbus Roman No9 L

Times

Nimbus Sans L

Helvetica

Standard Symbols L

Symbol

URW Bookman

-

URW Chancery L Medium Italic

Zapf Chancery

URW Gothic L Book

Garamond

URW Palladio L

Palatino

Classico

Classico

by URW
LaTeX package by Bob Tennent

Fonts are Aladdin Free Public License (prohibits commercial distribution; details)

LaTeX package is non-commercial

Postscript type 1 fonts. Classico is a substitute for Hermann Zapf's Optima. The original distribution site is here but for use with TeX, you will want to download the urw-classico package which includes the fonts, TeX support files and documentation.

Classico is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

Garamond No8

Garamond No8

by URW
LaTeX package by Walter Schmidt

Fonts are Aladdin Free Public License (prohibits commercial distribution; details)

LaTeX package is non-commercial

Postscript type 1 fonts. The original distribution site is here but for use with TeX, you will want to download the urw-garamond package which includes the fonts, TeX support files and documentation. ConTeXt users should also download context-urwgaramond which contains complementary support files.

Garamond No8 is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

Grotesq 2031 Bold

Grotesq 2031 Bold

by Walter Schmidt and URW GmbH

Open source (GPL)

Postscript type 1 font and support package.

URW Grotesq 2031 Bold is included in TeX Live.

Letter GothicType

Letter GothicType

by Walter Schmidt and URW GmbH

Fonts are Aladdin Free Public License (prohibits commercial distribution; details)

Support files are open source (LPPL)

Postscript type 1 fonts. The original distribution site is here but for use with TeX, you will want to download the urw-classico package which includes the fonts, TeX support files and documentation.

Letter GothicType is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

LuxiMono

fonts originally by Charles Bigelow, Kris Holmes
support package by Walter Schmidt

LuxiMono

Fonts are freeware (details)

Support files are open source (LPPL)

Monospaced ("typewriter") fonts with support files for use with LaTeX.

LuxiMono is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

Waldi symbol fonts (wasy)

by Roland Waldi

Public domain

Assorted symbols.

wasy2

This is the second release of the fonts in MetaFont format.

wasy2 is part of TeX Live.

wasy2-ps

by Taco Hoekwater

A subset of wasy2 converted to type 1 format.

wasy2-ps is part of TeX Live.

wasysym

by Axel Kielhorn

Open source (LPPL)

LaTeX support package.

wasysym is part of TeX Live.

webomints

Web-O-Mints

font by George Ryan for the Galápagos Design Group
support package by Maurizio Loreti

Support files are public domain

Font is freeware? (details)

(La)TeX support for Web-O-Mints which provides text ornaments and border elements. Includes a postscript type 1 copy of the font, support files and documentation.

Web-O-Mints is not included in TeX Live due to licensing restrictions but can be installed using getnonfreefonts or getnonfreefonts-sys which are.

AquaMintsGD

AquaMints by Pam Grant is a second freeware font available from Galápagos. It features drawings with a beach/ocean theme and is available in postscript type 1 and truetype formats. I (--Cfr 13:43, 24 October 2008 (UTC)) am not aware of any package providing support files for AquaMints but postscript type 1 symbol fonts are among the easiest to install using fontinst. Just be sure to download the package for Windows/UNIX rather than Macintosh.

Resources

Fonts and TeX

by the TeX Users Group (TUG)

Links concerning a number of free, freely available, commercial and other fonts suitable for use with TeX, together with a list of selected resources documenting licensing issues, installation and usage. Some of the font samplers may be especially useful in font selection. See the TeX Font Sampler and The LaTeX Font Catalogue, for example.

InformalMathDemo

Included in MacTeXtras.

A Survey of Free Math Fonts for TeX and LaTeX

by Stephen G. Hartke

Open source (other)

The survey is included in TeX Live.

Verbia TeX/LaTeX Resources

by Luci Ellis/verbia.com

Licence?

Support files for non-standard and non-free fonts in LaTeX

  • Package and support files to use Arial melded together with Arev maths, using Arial for letters and numbers in math.
  • Support files for using Book Antiqua clone of Palatino.
  • Package and support files to use New Baskerville or Apple Baskerville melded together with txfonts for maths, using Baskerville for letters and numbers in math.
  • Package and support files to use TrebuchetMS melded together with Arev maths, using Trebuchet for letters and numbers in math.
  • Package and support files to use Verdana (gtamac or Windows versions) melded together with Arev maths, using Verdana for letters and numbers in math.

See also fontsampler

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