## LaTeX forum ⇒ Fonts & Character Sets ⇒ Using non-standard System Fonts

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shamous
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### Using non-standard System Fonts

Dear community,

This is my first post, so a hello to everyone! I am currently writing my diploma with the help of LaTeX and Bibdesk and thanks to templates I found on the internet and days spend in different help threads I am quite happy with the document I build. One thing however keeps my unhappy: the font.

The selection of standard fonts is quite limited. I experimented with different packages related to XeLaTex but in the editor I am using (Latexian) it did not work. Apparently this is due to the missing pdflatex support of XeLaTex.

`%\usepackage{fontspec} % Provide features for AAT and OpenType fonts%\usepackage{xunicode} % Unicode support for LaTeX character names (accents, European chars, etc)%\usepackage{xlxtra} % Extra customizations for XeLaTeX%\setmainfont{Helvetica Neue Light} % Define the default font family. Requires XeLaTeX.`

In another editor I could make Helvetica Neue work as a font. The problem then was that different parameters weren't displayed correctly, so I stayed with Latexian where at least everything else works fine.

Can anyone think of a solution how I can make Helvetica Neue work?

This is the header of my document:

`\documentclass[    oneside,        	    ngerman    ]{scrbook}\usepackage{a4}	 \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{apacite} 	\usepackage{graphicx}\graphicspath{graphics}	 \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}		\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}		\usepackage{babel}\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{phv} 	 \usepackage[lmargin=3.5cm,rmargin=3cm,tmargin=2.5cm,bmargin=2.5cm]{geometry}\usepackage[onehalfspacing]{setspace}`

Huge thanks in advance!
Shamous

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