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I am very new to LaTeX. I'm learning it basically to write texts which are very heavy on mathematics. Also I am not an English speaker (my language is not too crazy, it just has a few letters with accents).

After doing some research I ended up with XeLaTeX using fontspec and polyglossia. Everything is fine, however default fonts look awkward, namely some letter parts look too thin when printed. Since I am not a font-fashion guru I'd love to know some popular alternatives and how to implement them correctly...

Here is my clumsy preamble at the moment:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage{lithuanian} %Do I need this?
\usepackage[a4paper, inner=2.5cm, outer=1.5cm, top=2cm, bottom=2cm, bindingoffset=0cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
%Fancyhdr settings here
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{mathtools}

I looked around and found out that some people like Palatino font and mathpazo which may be somewhat matching (text and math wise). As a result I tried adding:

\usepackage{mathpazo}
\setmainfont{Palatino Linotype}

Above seems to work at a first glance, but I'm worried that I'll run into some problems later on (now my texts are very basic). What do you think about that?

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not addressing your main question, but a comment on your list of packages: mathtools loads amsmath, and amssymb loads amsfonts, so only the first of each pair is needed. –  barbara beeton Feb 4 '13 at 22:07
    
If you write in Lithuanian, then you definitely need to set the language (with \setmainlanguage). The loading order of the font packages seems OK. You might want to try \usepackage{unicode-math} and the "TG Pagella Math" font. –  egreg Feb 4 '13 at 23:44
    
I like the Fourier-GUTen­berg repackaging of Adobe's Utopia (\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage{fourier}). Looks nice, quite compact. I mostly write in Spanish (also mostly roman letters with some accents thrown in, plus I've got some names with exotic accents in my bibliographies). –  vonbrand Feb 5 '13 at 1:58

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