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The font "Helvetica Neue" cannot be found.

Postby templateuser » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:57 am

Hello,

I tried to compile this template using XeLatex but I get the error message:
  1. ! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
  2. !
  3.  
  4. ! The font "Helvetica Neue" cannot be found.


I use Windows 8.1 and I have MikTex 2.9 and TexMaker 4.1.1.

Thank you for your help.

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Postby Vel » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:57 am

Hi,

You need to download and install the Helvetica Neue font family, specifically: Helvetica Neue UltraLight, Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold and Helvetica Neue Light. See here for how to install them in Windows: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/tru ... stall.mspx

If you can't get the fonts, you can use different fonts by finding these lines in friggeri-cv.cls and substituting the names for other fonts that you do have installed:

  1. \newfontfamily\bodyfont[]{Helvetica Neue}
  2. \newfontfamily\thinfont[]{Helvetica Neue UltraLight}
  3. \newfontfamily\headingfont[]{Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold}
  4. \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
  5. \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text, Color=textcolor]{Helvetica Neue Light}


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Postby kulima » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:45 pm

I have the same problem. No idea where to get that font and i am not using Windows.

Any suggestions for good replacement fonts?

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Postby Johannes_B » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:09 pm

Helvetica Neue is font that comes with a Mac license. Having a Mac and using its fonts seems to be natural, Many use Windows and Arial (resp. Calibri now), others use stuff like Liberation Sans.

I think any sans serif font will do for you, but since you are looking for an alternative to Helvetica: Check out TeX Gyre Heros, it is installed with your TeX distribution.
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Postby kulima » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:43 pm

TeX Gyre Heros works fine.
Using "Lato-Light" for the thinfont. Looks well enough.

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Postby f0rest » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:06 pm

I have the same question and I think I have install the Helvetica Neue fond in the file named fond in the windows folder. And after restarting the computer, the coding process is still error just like before. What should I do?
Here are the warnings and errors.
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* LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command"
*
* Redefining document command \oldstylenums with arg. spec. 'm' on line 107.
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* LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command"
*
* Redefining document command \overbrace with arg. spec. 'm' on line 2307.
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* LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command"
*
* Redefining document command \underbrace with arg. spec. 'm' on line 2310.
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))Running miktex-makemf.exe...
miktex-makemf: The Helvetica Neue source file could not be found.

Running hbf2gf.exe...


hbf2gf (CJK ver. 4.8.0)



Couldn't find `Helvetica Ne.cfg'

miktex-maketfm: No creation rule for font "Helvetica Neue".


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
! fontspec error: "font-not-found"
!
! The font "Helvetica Neue" cannot be found.
!
! See the fontspec documentation for further information.
!
! For immediate help type H <return>.
!...............................................

l.53 \newfontfamily\bodyfont[]{Helvetica Neue}

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:30 pm

\newfontfamily\bodyfont{TeX Gyre Heros}
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