# EBGaramond with maths and pdfLaTeX

The EBGaramond LaTeX package is pretty neat, but is sadly missing a mathematics font companion. There’s `ebgaramond-maths`

, but it has fixed font sizes and the spacing doesn’t seem right. One could use a completely non-garamond font for the maths, but that leads to disturbing artefacts. There are options for those using other engines than pdfLaTeX, but this leads to a loss of `microtype`

functionality. Here’s an easy alternative.

The easiest option I’ve found is to use the URW GaramondNo8 (Aladdin Free Public License) math fonts implemented by `newtxmath`

. The font itself has rather narrow spacing, which I do not particularly like, but for mathematics typesetting it looks fine. The `frenchmath`

option is a nice extra: using upright uppercase symbols breaks the text flow less than using italics.

After installing the garamondx fonts themselves (using `getnonfreefonts --sys garamondx`

), this cheap solution to the Garamond-with-maths conundrum is easily implemented in LaTeX as follows:

```
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[frenchmath, garamondx]{newtxmath}
\usepackage{ebgaramond}
```