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just a quick question about Xelatex and Minion Pro. By default, uppercase letters as well as lowercase greek letters in math mode are italics. Can I get them upright by hand?

So far, I am using:

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}
\setsansfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Myriad Pro}
\setmathfont(Digits,Latin,Greek){Minion Pro}

maybe I should work with something like:

\setmathsfont[Set=Greek,Uppercase=Italic,Lowercase=Italic]{Minion Pro}


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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Just break your \setmainfont into two lines, and you should have separate control over Greek and Latin. E.g., to get Latin in italics and upright Greek:

 \setmathfont(Digits,Latin)[Uppercase=Italic,Lowercase=Italic]{Minion Pro}
 \setmathfont(Greek)[Uppercase=Regular,Lowercase=Regular]{Minion Pro}

(Reverse the options if you want upright Latin and italic Greek.)

Or maybe I just didn't understand what you were trying to do.

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perfect. I think I want this : \setmathfont(Digits,Latin,Greek)[Uppercase=Regular,Lowercase=Italic]{Minion Pro}. There is still something unclear. If I define \DeclareMathOperator{\dive}{div} and use it whithin a math mode, the font of "div" is not Minion. Why? – pluton Nov 9 '10 at 19:03
\DeclareMathOperator uses the mathrm alphabet. So you'd need \setmathrm{Minion Pro} -- see page 5 of the mathspec documentation. – frabjous Nov 9 '10 at 20:39

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