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This is the README for the fira package, version 2015-01-21.

This package provides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX
support for the Fira Sans family of fonts (version 3.111),
designed by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois of
Carrois Type Design. Fira Sans is available in seventeen
weights, but six of these are considered "experimental". The
remaining eleven weights (with corresponding italics) are
supported with this package: Thin, UltraLight, ExtraLight,
Light, Book, Regular, Medium, SemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold,

To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system
download the file "tex-archive"/install/fonts/fira.tds.zip
where the preferred URL for "tex-archive" is
http://mirrors.ctan.org. Unzip the archive 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 fira.map.

To use, add


to the preamble of your document. These will activate Fira Sans as
the sans-serif text font. To activate it as the main text font, use


LuaLaTeX and xeLaTeX users who might prefer type1 fonts or who wish
to avoid fontspec may use the type1 option.

Options scaled=<number> or scale=<number> may be used to scale the

The default figure style is proportional-oldstyle, but the lining
(or lf) option will change the default to lining figures and
the tabular (or tf) option will change the default to tabular
(monospaced) figures. 

Font encodings supported are OT1, T1, LY1 and TS1.

The medium, semibold, extrabold and heavy options activate
those series as the default bold series. The book, light,
extralight, ultralight and thin options activate those
series as the default regular series.

Commands \firaoldstyle, \firalining, \firatabular, and
\firaproportional allow for localized use of non-default
figures. Superior numbers are available using \sufigures.
Commands \firathin, \firalight etc. allow for localized use
of those series.

The original OpenType fonts were obtained from


and according to


are licensed under the SIL Open Font License, version 1.1;
the text 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 cs.queensu.ca).


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fira – Fira fonts with LaTeX sup­port

This pack­age pro­vides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XLaTeX and LuaLaTeX sup­port for the Fira Sans fam­ily of fonts (ver­sion 3.111), de­signed by Erik Spiek­er­mann and Ralph du Car­rois of Car­rois Type De­sign. Fira Sans is avail­able in eleven weights with cor­re­spond­ing ital­ics: light, reg­u­lar, medium, bold, …

Pack­age De­tailsfira
Home pagehttps://github.com/build­ing­fire­foxos/Build­ing-Blocks/tree/gh-pages/fonts/Fi­raSans
Ver­sion 2015-01-21
Li­censeThe SIL Open Font Li­cense
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
TDS archivefira.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as fira
MiKTeX as fira
Topics font in OpenType for­mat
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
Sans-serif font
fonts them­selves
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