I want to have the codes of the project GUST in my OS X. Franck indicates here that the definite way is to download those fonts from there and install. However, I would like to find some packaged version because this is so standard tool. The fonts were removed from MacTeX 2015, while they were in MacTeX 2013. I could not find the fonts in homebrew.

Test code

\usepackage{polyglossia} % also loads package fontspec
\usepackage{unicode-math} % if you also need maths
\setmathfont{Latin Modern Math}

giving font-not-found error. Disabling the line \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} gives the bad arrow which I do not want to have:

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Installing fonts manually

I downloaded the fonts here from the GUST project. I added the fonts to my system by opening fontbook and adding there the fonts directly. However, there is no Latin Modern Math in the package:

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How can you install Modern Latin Math font in OS X?

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    The mactex-additions.pkg in the second link is now a broken link, not just from there but to original source too, although the 2012 package still exists however not worth the 268.2 MB download when the fonts linked from the first link are 3.9 MB (OTF only). I had no problem downloading and installing the fonts from The Latin Modern collection v. 2.004—OTF files using the OS X native Font Book to do it in one felled swoop. Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 2:55
  • Continued from first comment... I unzipped the archive and used Add Fonts... to select all 72 files and that was that. Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 2:56
  • I added the ways to illustrate that the package does not contain Latin Modern Math font. Most others however. Can you replicate? Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 11:41
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    Can't you get it at gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/lm-math/download/index_html Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 12:29
  • @TomGewecke I did it but it did not solve the misaligned line of the arrow. I do not understand what causes it, since the font should solve the problem. Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 13:12

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I've also noticed The Latin Modern fonts are not installed to OS X with the MacTeX2015 distibution.

The LM fonts (also the math font) are installed in the tex distribution under: /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm and /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm-math

To use these font's throughout OS X there is no need to reinstall them, you can link these fonts to your Fonts in OS X as follows:

ln -s /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm/ '/Library/Fonts/Latin Modern'
ln -s /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm-math/ '/Library/Fonts/Latin Modern Math'

Note: This was inspired by the comments on this question.

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    Just realised it might be even better to link them to your user fonts in ~/Library/Fonts
    – lab
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 15:14
  • Thank you for your answer! It is logical and better than new installation. Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 15:17
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    Or, import the font from the texlive location into Font Book: Click on the '+' symbol (or menu File > Add Fonts... or shortcut ⌘-O) and then click SHIFT-CMD-G (Go to Folder) in the file selection dialog to get a text field where you can enter /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/ and then select both, lm and lm-math folders.
    – Linda
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 12:55
  • N.B. this continues to work with TexLive 2022
    – DoctorSoup
    Commented Dec 19, 2022 at 17:41

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