This may be a little bit off-topic. However I think it's still TeX related.
Recently I decided to move my personal style (a class file) to be unicode-math and fontspec based, so I can freely use some commercial fonts I have and more important, to take advantage of some opentype features.
However, as a Statistics PhD student, Math font is surely the first thing I have to decide. And after some trying I have decided to stick with Cambria math for now. Though I like euler, I don't think my supervisor will like to see it in my thesis. And the design of STIX is just too "Times Roman" and I simply don't like Times all the time. And the design of ASANA math, in my opinion still requires some improvement, especially the weights do not blend very well.
So I have to decide which text font to use with Cambria math. Though I fell Cambria math is acceptable to me, I don't like its text font.
Any suggestions are more than welcome. I have both commercial and free fonts for choice (more specific those in Adobe Font folio 11 and some others).
I would prefer a fonts with at least the following features,
pnum, and of course
In addition, I don't think the text fonts have to be similar to Cambria Math in design. This is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for the text and math to blend well.
Just to give a example. Arrus, designed by Lipton. If one set Arrus in body, and need some large size text for headings, then Cataneo will be a far more better choice than just scale up Arrus. If similarity is a criterion, then scaled Arrus has exactly the same shape as non-scaled Arrus. The problem is that scaling changes weight, and weights is one of the criterion for matching fonts.
I am not saying that similarity is something bad. It is just not necessary. And sometimes not sufficient. For example, Cambria and Cambria Math, they bare the same name but they do have different designs. And simply don't like Cambria's small caps.