On the main site there are two tags: and . Both tags seem to cover identical material. Should they be synonyms or did I miss some details?

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    Well minionpro is a packge, and Minion is a font. But in the context of the site it seems most likely that they should be treated as synonyms (with minionpro being the main tag I should think.)
    – Alan Munn
    Aug 10, 2017 at 14:22
  • @AlanMunn Ah, okay, didn't catch the difference by looking at the questions. I'd also use minionpro as the main tag.
    – TeXnician
    Aug 10, 2017 at 14:27
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    The tricky part is that people using XeTeX and LuaTeX can use the Minion Pro fonts without further support (except for math). What minionpro does is add math support and allows the font to be used with pdfTeX. But having a tag for a particular font seems unusual, which is why they are probably reasonable synonyms.
    – Alan Munn
    Aug 10, 2017 at 14:34
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    Neither tag wikis point to the other. Aug 11, 2017 at 7:44
  • @MartinSchröder But both tag wikis mention the Minion Pro font as point of concern.
    – TeXnician
    Aug 11, 2017 at 12:43

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In my opinion they should not be synonyms but the tag should be removed and questions retagged to or .

UPDATE: I have retagged all questions in and (which I stumbled upon) and pinged the moderators to remove the tags.

It doesn't make sense to have tags for different font faces because there are infinitely many. At the same time we do not have a tag even though this is one of the most popular non-standard fonts for LaTeX documents (used, e.g., in classicthesis and the memoir docs). Usually font questions revolve around how to use them in LaTeX which is font independent in the case of OpenType fonts and package dependent for Type1 fonts for which there are package tags (e.g. , , etc.).

However, I do not want to generalize the statement about font tags to and . These still deserve special treatment as they are the standard fonts which most users are confronted with on a daily basis. Therefore I consider them to belong to the circle of TeX and friends.

  • Nice answer. I totally agree. Who can vote for tag deletion?
    – TeXnician
    Aug 14, 2017 at 11:47
  • @TeXnician ... mm I should have omitted calling you out...but this question is not about palatino, nor it's about times, much less about computer-modern or latin-modern fonts. I guess I don't make sense so let's retag every thing... So my dear Henri, what exactly is your proposal with myriad then?
    – doed
    Aug 19, 2017 at 10:53
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    @doed I laid out why tags for specific fonts (other than the standard fonts) do not make sense. That is why I retagged everything in {minion} to either {minionpro} (if the question is about pdfLaTeX, which uses these support files) or {fontspec} (if the question uses the OpenType fonts). For {myriad} a tag {myriadpro} does not exist, so I just removed it from all. Aug 19, 2017 at 11:04

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