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I'm a Latex user. I've been using Palatino for typesetting a piece mathematical text:

\usepackage{mathpazo}
\usepackage[scaled=.95]{helvet}
\usepackage{courier}

The results are good, however I don't like the blackboard-bold given by mathpazo. Is there some option to pass to mathpazo, or some nice hack that will give me back my beloved AMSmath \mathbb symbols?

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- we've heard so many criticisms of the \mathbb alphabet here at ams that it's nice to hear it called "beloved". thanks! –  barbara beeton Jul 1 '11 at 12:20
    
Let me add in my affection for the ams \mathbb symbols as well :) –  Suresh Jul 1 '11 at 16:02
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You have to restate the meaning of \mathbb:

\AtBeginDocument{
  \DeclareSymbolFont{AMSb}{U}{msb}{m}{n}
  \DeclareSymbolFontAlphabet{\mathbb}{AMSb}}

This should go somewhere after loading mathpazo.

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How about the font for \varmathbb? –  jeecabz Sep 6 '12 at 7:16
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give the kpfonts a try, they are similiar to palatino, but have also sans serif and typewriter fonts:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{kpfonts}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}

\begin{document}
\Huge
$\mathbb{F}\mathbb{D}\mathbb{G}\mathbb{H}$

\normalsize
Serif text, and
\textsf{Sans Serif}, and 
\texttt{Typewriter}
\end{document} 

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