Cyrillic fonts in LaTeX

8 July 2014

If you want to install TeX on your Mac, you can do it either by downloading a full TeX Live distribution (2.4 Gb) or by getting BasicTeX (95 Mb), which is 24 times smaller. BasicTeX is a subset of TeX Live and supports standard TeX typesetting functions. Cyrillic fonts aren't included, but it's easy to install them.

To see all installed collections use the following command: $ tlmgr info collections.

LaTeX collections

Two collections are recommended for cyrillic documents: collection-fontsrecommended (collection of widely used fonts) and collection-langcyrillic for cyrillic typesetting.

Creating a document with the following code will result in working Russian characters in the output file.



Compile with XeLaTeX and enjoy!