# How to match LaTeX fonts in LibreOffice Writer?

I created a document in LaTeX (without specifying any fonts), and now I'm trying to re-create it in LibreOffice Writer, but it looks very different due to the fonts used.

What fonts can I choose in LibreOffice that will let me match the look of LaTeX documents? I read that the default font in TeX was created by Donald Knuth and is called "Computer Modern", but it seems to be missing from the menu in LibreOffice Writer.

• Side question, possibly dumb: Why doesn't LibreOffice use LaTeX fonts by default? It seems like everyone considers them more "professional". – bobcat Mar 25 at 6:33
• Good question, whose answer I would also like to know. I guess LibreOffice is following other programs like Microsoft Office? I agree that if both followed LaTeX, maybe the world would be a better place. :-) – Ray Mar 25 at 6:40

Download the ttf/otf files, and place them in the hidden folder .local/share/fonts (create it if it does not exist), and then you can choose those fonts in Libreoffice (you may have to restart your computer).
• I'm using Latin Modern Math now, and while it's closer to LaTeX than some other fonts I tried, it's obviously not the same. For example, the italic in LibreOffice is way more slanted than {\it ...}. Also \textbf{ ...} stays legible, while in LibreOffice the letters kind of merge together and are harder to read. – bobcat Mar 25 at 6:52