# Font and typesetting of EGA by Numdam

I very much like the typesetting in Numdam's writeup of Éléments de géométrie algébrique. I find the font particularily pleasing, and the headers are nice as well. I've heard this is how it looked in the original release; I would like to snatch it. Does anyone know the name of the font, or does anyone have a general setup?

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@Eivind You can view the information in Acrobat Reader by accessing the menu File->properties->fonts and see all the Helveticas and Courier! –  Yiannis Lazarides Apr 17 '11 at 20:26
@Yiannis: Quite obviously it is neither Helvetica nor Courier (the document is a scan). –  Caramdir Apr 17 '11 at 20:28
The text font is Baskerville –  egreg Apr 17 '11 at 20:36
@Caramdir ..oops! downloaded it and checked in Reader and that is what I got! But you are right it is a scan, I wonder why the reader is giving me fonts. –  Yiannis Lazarides Apr 17 '11 at 21:13
A wider set of techniques for figuring out what font is used are at graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/374/… –  Charles Stewart Apr 18 '11 at 10:27

A Baskerville substitute that is freely available for TeX is Baskervald ADF. `\usepackage{baskervald}`, but I don't think it looks so much like the Baskerville cut that's in the EGA. See what you think.
Maybe you'll prefer ITC New Baskerville. There is TeX support via `\usepackage{nbaskerv}` but you'll have to purchase the font itself.