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Direc­tory tex-archive/fonts/ebgaramond

This is the README for the ebgaramond package, version 0.15 (2013-05-22).

This package provides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX support for
the EB Garamond family of fonts, designed by Georg Duffner.

EB Garamond is a revival of the 16th century fonts designed by Claude
Garamont. The source for the letterforms is a scan of a specimen known
as the "Berner specimen", which, composed in 1592 by Conrad Berner,
son-in-law of Christian Egenolff and his successor at the Egenolff print
office, shows Garamont's roman and Granjon's italic fonts at different
sizes. Hence the name of this project: Egenolff-Berner Garamond.

Currently only upright and italic variants in medium weight are available. 

To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system unzip the
file tex-archive/install/fonts/ at the root of an
appropriate texmf tree, likely a personal or local tree. If necessary,
update the file-name database (e.g., texhash). Update the font-map files
by enabling the Map file

To use, add


to the preamble of your document. Options include:

oldstyle,osf    old-style figures
lining,nf,lf    lining figures

proportional,p  varying-width figures
tabular,t       fixed-width figures

The defaults are oldstyle and proportional.

Available shapes include:

it              italic
sc              small caps
scit            italic small caps

Slanted variants are not supported; the italic variants will be
automatically substituted. Font encodings supported are OT1, T1, LY1 and

Options scaled=<number> or scale=<number> may be used to adjust
fontsizes. The type1 option may be used by xelatex or lualatex users
who prefer to use type1 fonts or to avoid fontspec.

Commands \oldstylenums{...} and \liningnums{...} are defined to allow
for local use of old-style figures or lining figures, respectively.
Similarly, \tabularnums{...} and \proportionalnums{...} allow for local
use of monospaced or varying-width figures, respectively.

Superior numbers (for footnote markers) are available using \sufigures
or \textsu{...}. Swash italic glyphs (for some letters) are available
using \swshape or \textsw{...}.

Command \textin{...} produces decorative initials; currently
only the following glyphs are available: A, D, F, G, L, N, O, Q, T and X.

A configuration file for microtype usage is included.

The original fonts are available at and are licensed under the SIL
Open Font License, (version 1.1); the text may be found in the doc
directory. Font charts may be found in the doc directory.

The type1 versions were created using cfftot1. The support files were
created using autoinst and are licensed under the terms of the LaTeX
Project Public License. The maintainer of this package is Bob Tennent
(rdt at


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 2837 2013-05-22 12:12:32
samples.pdf 166030 2013-02-19 05:15:54

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ebgara­mond – LaTeX sup­port for EBGara­mond fonts

EB Gara­mond is a re­vival by Ge­org Duffner of the 16th cen­tury fonts de­signed by Claude Gara­mond.

The LaTeX sup­port pack­age works for (pdf)LaTeX, xeLaTeX and luaLaTeX users; con­fig­u­ra­tion files for use with mi­crotype are pro­vided.

Ver­sion0.15 (2013-05-22)
Li­censeThe SIL Open Font Li­cense
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
Con­tained inTeXLive as ebgara­mond
MiKTeX as ebgara­mond
Topics Serif font
font in OpenType for­mat
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
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