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Installation of TeX Gyre Heros

Postby jean28 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:26 pm

Good day guys,

I am new to LaTeX. I'm trying to install the font called TeX Gyre Heroes, but after downloading a package called tex-gyre from the package manager, it still doesn't work.

This is the font I'm trying to install:

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/tex-gyre-heros

After I download it, what do I do next?

Also, is there anywhere where I can click to see all the available fonts I have/can use? I currently only know of Arial and Times New Roman.

Thank you all very much!

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Postby localghost » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:44 pm

jean28 wrote:[…] I'm trying to install the font called TeX Gyre Heroes, but after downloading a package called tex-gyre from the package manager, it still doesn't work. […]

Which package manager do you mean here, the MPM from MiKTeX or TLmgr from TeX Live?

jean28 wrote:[…] This is the font I'm trying to install:

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/tex-gyre-heros

After I download it, what do I do next? […]

The font you have downloaded is in OpenType format (OTF) [1]. You need to install it as a system font. But the installation depends on your operating system (OS).

jean28 wrote:[…] Also, is there anywhere where I can click to see all the available fonts I have/can use? I currently only know of Arial and Times New Roman.[…]

Like the installation process, viewing the system fonts also depends on your OS. Hence you should give us some details about that.

[1] The TeX Gyre (TG) Collection of Fonts — GUST


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Postby jean28 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:59 pm

Which package manager do you mean here, the MPM from MiKTeX or TLmgr from TeX Live?


I used MPM from MiKTeX. My text editor is Texmaker.

The font you have downloaded is in OpenType format (OTF). You need to install it as a system font. But the installation depends on your operating system (OS).


I am currently running Windows 7.

Like the installation process, viewing the system fonts also depends on your OS. Hence you should give us some details about that.


Where can I watch available fonts on Windows 7?

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Postby localghost » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:18 pm

jean28 wrote:I used MPM from MiKTeX. My text editor is Texmaker. […]

Then the TeX Gyre fonts should be available for your (Lua)LaTeX documents.

jean28 wrote:[…] I am currently running Windows 7. […]

I do not use Wind0ws any more. My last system was Wind0ws XP and the fonts were located in "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts". Installation worked by navigating to that folder in the explorer and choosing "Install new font" from the "File" menu*.

jean28 wrote:[…] Where can I watch available fonts on Windows 7?

Just double-click on a file in the folder mentioned above to view a font in the font viewer.


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*Since I had a German system I'm not sure about the translations. A web search should help in finding out how to install fonts on Wind0ws.
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Postby jean28 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:10 pm

I have made the font work now. Thank you very much!


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