# minionpro: v and \nu in math mode

I have noticed that with Minion Pro font v and \nu are indistinguishable.

Does anyone know a decent workaround to this?

Somewhere in the web it was suggested to use \upsilon as a substitute for v. It's a bit irritating, however: You lose \upsilon and w and v will look too different.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! –  Martin Scharrer Jun 30 '11 at 17:11
J. This is really a font issue: that is the design of the font. The work-around is to pick a different font! –  Joseph Wright Jun 30 '11 at 19:43
@Joseph Wright: You are right. However, I wouldn't like to let go of Minion completely. I'm looking for (1) a way to replace v and w (or \nu) with something else and (2) a good choice of "something else". Here the point (2) is more important for me. (Point (1) is probably relatively easy.) –  J. J. Jul 1 '11 at 3:55
J. My point is that this is really not a TeX question, it's about typography. Quite apart from that, fonts are designed 'as a whole'. If the font you choose has poor glyphs for your use case, this suggests it's the wrong font for the job in hand. –  Joseph Wright Jul 1 '11 at 5:17
@Joseph Wright: Yes, this is not a TeX question. I was however under impression that this might still be an acceptable question for this site. (Judging from previous questions like this one: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9533/… ) Sorry if I was wrong! –  J. J. Jul 1 '11 at 6:08