# Fonts in beamer

I've searched these forums like crazy, and I can't find an answer.

I'm trying to create a beamer presentation, and I simply can't set the math fonts to be the regular latex math fonts. I used

\usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif}


or

\usefonttheme{serif}


or

\documentclass[mathserif]{beamer}


and all these do the same - almost perfect job, except for the character $v$ which is always rendered very similar to $\nu$, and it's crucial in my presentation that they'll be distinguishable.

Any suggestions?

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create a complete minimal example because there is a big difference in those two characters when using the default fonts. –  Herbert Dec 13 '11 at 13:33
That was a good suggestion. It turns out that the problem was that I used \usepackage{times}. When I remove this package everything is great. Now I only need to figure out how to keep the nice fonts for the text mode... –  yohbs Dec 13 '11 at 14:12
@yohbs Instead of \usepackage{times} use something like \usepackage{mathptmx} \usepackage[scaled=0.9]{helvet} \usepackage{courier}. You can turn your previous comment to an answer (since it describes the solution to your problem), and then you can accept it. –  Gonzalo Medina Dec 13 '11 at 14:36

## 2 Answers

It turns out that the problem was that I used

\usepackage{times}.


When I remove this package everything is great. In order to keep the nice fonts in the text mode I use

\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[scaled=0.9]{helvet}
\usepackage{courier}

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i get the following msg when i use \documentclass[mathserif]{beamer} and latex file in cmd

Class beamer Warning: mathserif'' is obsolete. Use font theme serif'' with
option onlymath'' on input line 345.


then i used instead usefonttheme[onlymath]{mathserif} in the preamble and everything works fine.

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