Using the Latin Modern fonts

The lm fonts are an exciting addition to the armoury of the (La)TeX user: high quality outlines of fonts that were until recently difficult to obtain, all in a free and relatively compact package. However, the spartan information file that comes with the fonts remarks “It is presumed that a potential user knows what to do with all these files”. This answer aims to fill in the requirements: the job is really not terribly difficult.

Note that teTeX distributions, from version 3.0, already have the lm fonts: all you need do is use them. The fonts may also be installed via the package manager, in a current MiKTeX system. The remainder of this answer, then, is for people who don't use such systems.

The font (and related) files appear on CTAN as a set of single-entry TDS treesfonts, dvips, tex and doc. The doc subtree really need not be copied (it's really a pair of sample files), but copy the other three into your existing Local $TEXMF tree, and update the filename database.

Now, incorporate the fonts in the set searched by pdfLaTeX, dvips, dvipdfm/dvipdfmx, your previewers and Type 1-to-PK conversion programs, by

  • On a teTeX system earlier than version 2.0, edit the file $TEXMF/dvips/config/updmap and insert an absolute path for the just after the line that starts extra_modules=“ (and before the closing quotes).
  • On a teTeX version 2.0 (or later), execute the command
updmap --enable Map
  • On a MiKTeX system earlier than version 2.2, the “Refresh filename database” operation, which you performed after installing files, also updates the system's “PostScript resources database”.
  • On a MiKTeX system, version 2.2 or later, update updmap.cfg as described in the MiKTeX online documentation. Then execute the command initexmf –mkmaps, and the job is done.

To use the fonts in a LaTeX document, you should \usepackage{lmodern} this will make the fonts the default for all three LaTeX font families (“roman”, “sans-serif” and “typewriter”). You also need \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} for text, and \usepackage{textcomp} if you want to use any of the TS1-encoding symbols. There is no support for using fonts according to the OT1 encoding.

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