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Is it possible to use a math font provided by the mathdesign package for mathematics, along with another text font, under pdflatex ? If it is, is there an easy way to do it ?

More precisely, I try to use the font math that goes with Charter when using

\usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}

and some variant of New Century Schoolbook, for example the one that comes with

\usepackage{fouriernc}

My understanding of (La)TeX fonts is low ; until now, the only way I used them is to add some package in the header and magically the font changed. I tried to look at the LaTeX font guide but it only emphasized the fact that it is more complicated than I thought.

Thanks.

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You could start by loading mathdesign, afterwards you may change the text font. For example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}
\renewcommand*{\rmdefault}{fnc}
\begin{document}
\blindmathpaper
\end{document}

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Well, it seems to work. Thanks ! Now, how did you found out the "fnc" ? I suppose it stands for "FourierNC", but where is the logic ? –  Georg Sievelson Mar 4 '11 at 22:18
    
@Georg: I found it reading fouriernc.sty. Have a look inside it, that file is very short. Find it by kpsewhich fouriernc.sty or another search feature on you local drive. –  Stefan Kottwitz Mar 4 '11 at 22:23
    
thanks. I understand somehow better. –  Georg Sievelson Mar 5 '11 at 13:17

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