# [texhax] default font in LaTeX

Thu Nov 15 23:58:08 CET 2007

```On Thursday 15 November 2007, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>  > I want to produce a figure using Inkscape which has some text, and I
>  > would like that text to be as close to the text in the main paper.
>  >
>  > What is the default font that is used when compiling a document?
>
> Computer Modern.
>
>  > Alternatively, is there a "standard" font for figures?
>
> In my opinion it is wrong to use a different font in figures.  I
> assume that Inkscape uses system fonts like Times or Palatino, which
> are ubiquitous.  They are supported by TeX, too.
>
> If you like Palatino, for instance, and you are using LaTeX, try
>
> \usepackage{mathpazo}
> \usepackage{tgpagella}
>
> in this order.  mathpazo is needed for math support and tgpagella
> provides glyphs for almost all Latin languages.

Thanks very much Reinhard, I will certainly try your suggestion, as soon as I
figure out how to install the tgpagella package (I'm using Linux, Kubuntu
Gutsy distribution)

Does anyone knows if there is a TeX package management under Linux, similar to
the one provided by MikTex on Windows?

Cheers,

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