Tex Gyre .deb Package for Tex Live! 2007 on Kubuntu Gutsy

I tried generating a document using Palatino fonts using the 'palatino' and 'mathpazo' packages, and the resulting document did not look good at all. There was something wrong with the font hinting that caused characters to vary in size, making it look like the text was written by a child. After doing some digging, I found the Latex Font Catalogue, which lists many nice fonts which can be used instead of the default postscript ones. A particularly nice font is the Tex Gyre Pagella font, which is based on the URW Palladio font.

The main reason to use Pagella is that it is currently under development by the TeX Gyre project, and so we can only expect the fonts to get better. The project page claims that the pagella fonts are a heavily extended version of the URW fonts.

The Tex Gyre fonts are currently missing in the Kubuntu Gutsy TeX live 2007 release, so I filed a a bug report asking for them to be included in Ubuntu. It doesn't look like they will be added to Gutsy, so I've created my own .deb package that can be used to install the fonts on Ubuntu. Feel free to download the package if you're impatient like me and don't want to wait for the next release of Ubuntu.

You can manually install my TeX Gyre package by doing:

```\$ wget http://iml.ece.mcgill.ca/~stephan/files/texlive-fonts-texgyre_sb_02.deb
\$ sudo dpkg -i texlive-fonts-texgyre_sb_02.deb```

The fonts included are:

• TeX Gyre Adventor
• TeX Gyre Bonum
• TeX Gyre Cursor
• TeX Gyre Heros
• TeX Gyre Pagella
• TeX Gyre Schola
• TeX Gyre Termes

Comments

It Worked!!

Hi,
I previously downloaded the tex-gyre package from CTAN (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/tex-gyre/), and followed all the instructions to install them. LaTeX could compile my tex files, but the DVI viewer wouldn't display fonts properly (I only got dark squares and rectangles).

After trying several things, I gave this .deb package a try.

And it works!!!!!!!!

Thanks a lot!

BTW: have you got any URWVF .deb packs?

Hi! Thanks for this -

Hi!

Thanks for this - non-techies trying to tex are really indebted to guys like you.

I followed all the instructions in this entry, but only a couple of the fonts show up when I run updmap (qcr, qhv, and qzc), and even these don't work, as Adobe or gv won't display properly when I pdflatex them. Any ideas?

I'm running TexLive in Ubuntu Intrepid.

Tapani (London)

Hi, "dpkg -i" should be all

Hi,

"dpkg -i" should be all you need to do; I've installed the package on several machines and haven't had a problem. If the fonts don't show up in Adobe, you're probably not embedding the font properly in your PDF; check your fonts using "pdffonts mydoc.pdf".

Stephan

gyre and math

Thank you for the package! What I noticed is the following: using e.g.
\usepackage{tgpagella}
the text is ok, but mathematical fonts are not changed. Do you know if there are
classes which have both text and math fonts implemented accordingly?
Best
-Andrzej

I use the fonts provided by

I use the fonts provided by the AMS packages for math text... I don't think Tex Gyre has math fonts.

TexGyre fonts - thanks for the package

Dear Stephan, thanks for a most helpful (and, it seems unique) package of these fonts for (K)Ubuntu. The package appears to install without error on Kubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04). but after running fc-cache, fc-list doesn't show any of the Gyre fonts in the available list. The package shows up as installed in the Adept apt front end.

Can you give a little more info on steps to take after installing the package to make these fonts available to TexLive, specifically xetex? I've been battling the amazing maze that is TeX fonts and encodings for a day or two - it really is a tech workout!

yours

Miles
(Cambridge, UK)

Hi, I've upgraded from Gutsy

Hi,

I've upgraded from Gutsy to Hard (8.04), and my Tex Gyre fonts still work with Latex. Have you tried creating a sample document using Tex Gyre fonts?

To check if they are currently available on your system, try using the "updmap" command. Here's the output on my system (the q*.map files correspond to the Tex Gyre fonts):

``` # updmap --listmaps | grep "Map q.*" updmap: This is updmap, version 1167072206 updmap: using transcript file `/root/.texmf-var/web2c/updmap.log' Map qtm.map Map qag.map Map qbk.map Map qhv.map Map qcs.map Map qpl.map Map qcr.map ```