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


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:


This should go somewhere after loading mathpazo.

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How about the font for \varmathbb? – jeecabz Sep 6 '12 at 7:16

give the kpfonts a try, they are similiar to palatino, but have also sans serif and typewriter fonts:



Serif text, and
\textsf{Sans Serif}, and 

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