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How do I make Arev the font for the sans-serif family, but nothing else? I tried using


as instructed on this page, but that made everything sans-serif. I want the body of my text and everything from math mode and stuff to be roman, specifically Antiqua. Anywhere where I havent specified


I want to be in something different from Arev.

I have tried coming up with a solution using different ways, but none got me all the way where I wanted, and most were quite messy. Anyone know of a quick fix? Doesn't sound like it should be that hard.

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Welcome to TeX.SX! Use \renewcommand{\sfdefault}{fav} instead of \usepackage{arev}, which is quite a “greedy” package. – egreg Apr 29 '14 at 9:37
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The package arev is “greedy”: it changes everything to (the Arev clone of) the Vera Sans font.

The arevtext.sty package essentially does


and you just need the second line. So



should do what you want.

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Thanks a bunch! I also wanted to try the Gillius package, but this one also seems to be fairly greedy. However, I can't make out anything by reading its .sty files. Any ideas? – Delta t Apr 30 '14 at 8:45
@Deltat gillius should act only on the sans serif family, if not called with the default option. So \usepackage{gillius} should work. – egreg Apr 30 '14 at 9:03
Thanks again, you have cured me of much headache! – Delta t Apr 30 '14 at 10:01

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