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Direc­tory tex-archive/fonts/merriweather

This is the README for the merriweather package, version 2013-11-14.

This package provides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX support for
the Merriweather and MerriweatherSans families of fonts, designed by
Eben Sorkin.

Merriweather features a very large x height, slightly condensed
letterforms, a mild diagonal stress, sturdy serifs and open forms.
The Sans family closely harmonizes with the weights and styles of
the serif family. There are four weights and italics for each.

To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system download the
file tex-archive/install/fonts/ and unzip 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. This will activate Merriweather as the
main (serifed) text font and MerriweatherSans as the sans font. 

To activate Merriweather without MerriweatherSans, use


Similarly, to activate MerriweatherSans without Merriweather use


To use MerriweatherSans as the main text font, use


This re-defines \familydefault, not \rmdefault. 

Options light, rmlight, sflight, black, rmblack, and sfblack choose
the light or heavy weights instead of the regular and bold weights,
respectively, for both or single families.

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
MerriweatherSans fonts; the serifed variants are not affected.

Commands \merriweather and \merriweathersans select the Merriweather
and MerriweatherSans families, respectively. Commands \merriweatherlight,
\merriweatherblack, \merriweathersanslight, and \merriweathersansblack
allow for localized use of light or black variants.

The only figure style supported is proportional-oldstyle. Font
encodings supported are OT1, T1, LY1 and TS1.

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. The type1 versions
were created using fontforge. 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


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mer­ri­weather – Mer­ri­weather and Mer­ri­weath­erSans fonts, with LaTeX sup­port

Mer­ri­weather fea­tures a very large x height, slightly con­densed let­ter­forms, a mild di­ag­o­nal stress, sturdy ser­ifs and open forms. The Sans fam­ily closely har­mo­nizes with the weights and styles of the serif fam­ily. There are four weights and ital­ics for each.

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Ver­sion 2013-11-14
Li­censeThe SIL Open Font Li­cense
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
Con­tained inTeXLive as mer­ri­weather
MiKTeX as mer­ri­weather
Topics font in OpenType for­mat
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
fonts them­selves
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