I work a lot with matrix algebra. I also give a lot of presentations. It'd be nice to have a good sans serif font to use for both. Currently, my choice is the bitstream vera sans with math package: arev.
The problem with most sans serif fonts for matrix algebra is that they do not have a good capital I. In these presentations, 'I' really needs to have it's tails, even in a sans serif font. (It's the all important identity operator after all.)
Hence my question:
Are there other sans serif packages that have a 'I' with tails? (I know about arev and lxfonts. I like arev, but it's pretty wide when using the matching text font. lxfonts is even worse.) Other desirable features are i, j, and l characters with a bit of a swish. I have not been able to find any that are miktex packages.
Is there a reasonable combination of letters I could use to patch an existing font with this behavior? And if so, how?
This seems to be a recurring question (see http://groups.google.com/group/latexusersgroup/browse_thread/thread/6f3853c13e295538/32fc03a336b8afd5 and http://thedailyreviewer.com/compsys/view/distinguished-capital-i-for-sans-serif-font-113312512)