{fonts} is about fonts and how to use them. It deals with questions about changing family, shape and weight of fonts, but also with font packages. If your question is not about a font in general but about specific symbols, use {symbols} instead. For questions about font sizes, use {fontsize}.

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Change font in a single paragraph [duplicate]

Duplicate: How do I use a particular font for a small section of text in my document? How is it possible to use a new font for just a single section of a document and switch back to the ...
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Bold Typewriter Type fonts

I found out that there are cmbtt10 and cmttb10 fonts available. Unfortunately they are not used until I activate them with the \font macro, so just searching for those fonts is not possible. The ...
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Conflict between color, graphicx and libertine

Compiling the following with pdflatex (TeXLive 2009/Debian on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx") \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifpdf} \ifpdf \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{libertine} % ...
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singly embedded sum and product signs

I deal with a lot of double sums / double products. I would like to be able to massage TeX into producing something like this: (that was made with the gimp) ... and a product in product symbol as ...
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What is the font in this document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out what fonts are used in a document/picture? What is the font used in http://www.math.harvard.edu/~kronheim/khovanov-unknot.pdf?
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default font name

how can i get the default font name? \the\font outputted nothing in my case. for the default font, does it use any cmap file?
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Are there two different versions of the \mathcal{F} character?

I've seen two different versions of the \mathcal{F} character: Version 1: Version 2: Notice that the top horizontal line of the F curves down on the left much more in version 1 than it does in ...
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CM fonts with T1 fontenc

I noticed one odd thing and I'm curious to understand it. I typeset my document with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} but without loading the Latin Modern fonts as I usually do. This resulting PDF is ...
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Why Different Commands for Seemingly Similar Tasks?

Take a look at the following list: \textit, \it, \emph, \itshape, \mathit \textbf, \bf, \bfseries, \mathbf ... One might say, for instance, that: \mathbf and \mathit are for math mode, while the ...
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Font selection in LaTeX (very simple)

I want to have a subsection with the following name: The synchronized Keyword i.e., make the word "synchronized" appear in a code-like font. I tried doing this: \subsection{The ...
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Typefaces that come with the standard LaTeX distribution on the TeX Live

Sorry guys for this silly question but I really don't understand the way to do this. I would like to use the fonts I saw here in my documents. I'm on Mac OS X, snow leopard using textmate as the ...
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How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?

How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?
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Using package locally

Is there a way to use a package locally? Here is the case... I NEED to use \phiup on my document, however it needs the using of package pxfonts or txfonts. However, when I use either of those ...
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How do I change the math italic font in XeTeX/fontspec?

I have a document where the main font is Gotham Book. So in my preamble I have: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gotham Book} As the fontspec manual describes, this sets the math roman font to ...
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Back inclined Italics Font

Do we have any back inclined Italics Font? Just the opposite of the forward inclined Italics?
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\int does not work on my LyX

Just starting to use LaTeX to type up my homework. I am doing differential equations right now and I have to type in an integral symbol. However when I do that, and try to make a DVI, LyX gives me ...
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Free ornaments font

I'm looking for a free ornaments font. I know about webomint and pifont. Where can I find more glyphs?
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Two encoding files for one font in pdftex.map

What does it mean when pdftex.map has two encoding files in the entry of one font? Background: I am one of the maintainers of matplotlib, a Python plotting library. One feature of matplotlib is that ...
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“Faking” small caps for a font installed from .ttf files

Say I have installed a font using something like otfinst.py or similar. And say this font doesn't have a small caps version. Is there an easy way to fake small caps in pdflatex? At the moment, text ...
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Manually installed font looks bit-mappy and conflicts with microtype

Following the instructions here I tried to install the Vollkorn font. Now, after some fiddling (see the comments on the above linked blog post) I managed to get the font to work, but there are some ...
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Using \texttt with polyglossia Hebrew

\texttt does not work as expected when using it with the polyglossia package, in a segment in the Hebrew language, even when the actual text to be set is Latin. I tried reading fontspec documentation, ...
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Which fonts are at my disposal with pdfLaTeX without having to resort to manual installation of them?

Apparently, installing fonts manually (by converting them to fd files and so on) on LaTeX is a bit of a hassle. But still, I would like to be able to use fonts other than the standard Computer Modern ...
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pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable

I'm using a custom class file. My main file looks like this: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{thesis} \begin{document} \frontmatter \pagenumbering{alph} \pagenumbering{roman} \clearpage ...
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Using 'xfrac' with 'mathrsfs'

I'm attempting to move from the nicefrac package to xfrac. The following source compiles, but with a warning: \RequirePackage{fix-cm} \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xfrac} \usepackage{mathrsfs} ...
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Installing Minion Pro on Windows

I have been searching on the Internet but so far there is no guide that works for me. I tried the one from CTAN, but there I have to run commands, and install the LCDF Typetools (which aren't ...
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How to change the font size of a document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to change font size in the entire document? How to specify font size less than 10pt in LaTeX Sometimes when I want to review a draft I need larger fonts. Is there ...
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Sans serif font with distinguished capital I for math.

I work a lot with matrix algebra. I also give a lot of presentations. It'd be nice to have a good sans serif font to use for both. Currently, my choice is the bitstream vera sans with math package: ...
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Force Computer Modern in math mode

I am writing a presentation using the beamer class and XeTeX. I have changed the sans font using \setsansfont. Now some symbols in my equations are rendered using the mono font (like the lowercase ...
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Specifying font sizes [duplicate]

I am trying to change the font size of my document to 8pt. However I can not get it to take effect. I am trying it in the \documentclass declaration. Should it be specified elsewhere? I am using ...
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How to embed fonts at compile time with pdflatex

I just ran into the problem of embedding fonts while trying to publish with lulu.com. Although everyone apparently is 'supposed' to handle those 35 standard fonts for some strange reason they won't ...
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NFSS error when trying to use »kpfonts«

I'm having some trouble trying to use kpfonts. [I'm using a Linux system, with TexLive2010.] I copied the kpfonts files to my local texmf directory as per the instructions, and then ran updmap ...
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Font selection in XeTeX for specific characters

I just ran into another issue, I like to use gill sans very much but the number 1, lower case L and upper case I are almost indistinguisable. On the other hand I like Helvetica numbers. Is there a way ...
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Last step in moving to XeTeX: Font shape problems

I am trying to move to the XeTeX distribution. My current problem is the following: If I leave these packages I have no problems with the Helvetica. \usepackage[portuges,english]{babel} ...
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How to include font into document?

I have a template that use Frutiger Font. But I think the font is not correctly included because while generating the document I get various font errors and the last one: LaTeX Font Warning: Some ...
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Change section fonts

I am trying to emulate MS Word 2010 functionality with LaTeX since I am fed up with word. I am using TexShop, and I have been able to set the main font to Calibri through the use of XeTeX. How do I ...
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Can I get full justification for italic text?

In the TeXbook, Knuth notes that italics can lead to problems with justification: EXERCISE 14.16 When an entire paragraph is typeset in italic or slanted type, it sometimes appears to be offset ...
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How to get monospace logic formulas?

The following does not work in LaTeX because logic symbols can only be used in maths mode: \texttt{\forall x(\exists y((f(x)=y)\land(\neg(g(y)=y))))} I want to do this to stress the nature of such ...
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package arabxetex produces only blank pages

I've installed the arabxetex package, but whenever I run xelatex example.tex the resulting dvi is blank (i.e., xdvi example.dvi displays a blank page). The log file has lines: Package fontspec Info: ...
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Alternative to \mathcal and \mathscr

Does anyone know of the font that will produce the capital letter "O" as follows?: It is just slightly different from the "O" made with \mathcal and \mathscr.
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Error in arrow symbols.

My LaTeX installation, and many others on the internet seem to be typesetting arrows with thick bits in them, and it looks like a hypen or something has been overlayed over them. Does anyone have a ...
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How to use Verdana under Mac OS?

I am trying to use the Verdana font in LaTeX under Mac OS X. I have found some packages, like verdana or winfonts but I can't get around to install them. Can someone enlighten me of the best way to ...
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Font “Sabon” into TeXworks

What has to be done to include a new font such as Sabon into TeXworks? I already have the necessary files, however, ´cause I´m a beginner with LaTex, I can´t manage to bring the files into TeXworks. ...
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Old-style/Antique typesetting in LaTeX/TeX

I would like to typeset a page that looks "antique." Are there packages/fonts in LaTeX that do that? I could find antique fonts online, but they don't include math symbols. An ...
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Searching for a font with special ampersand

I want to use a special ampersand in a document. I’m therefore looking for, and failing to find, a font that contains an ampersand that looks as follows: (That is, a slashed, rounded “E” letter.) ...
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Latest advice on the euro symbol

I know there are many packages that offer the euro symbol (€). But which is the best implementation? I read something a couple of years ago [which I can't now find] that assessed the option. But even ...
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How can I stop LaTeX from converting two hyphens to a single hyphen when loading package fontenc?

In the following minimal test document, I can have two hyphens appear as two hyphens (which is what I want): \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \begin{document} A hyphen: \texttt{-} Two hyphens: ...
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Math and Times font

I am trying to use the Times font for normal text and variables, and the default math font (CMR) for math. I tried using the Times package. This partially solves the problem. But I want the text in ...
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Why can't I use some of the fonts which I have installed on my Windows system?

I have installed some fonts such as "HelveticaNeueLT Pro 53 Ex.otf" on my Windows, however my XeLaTeX cannot find the font. Here is my code: \font\headers="HelveticaNeueLT Pro 53 Ex:letterspace=5" at ...
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Using small caps for abbreviations

I’m using small caps to mark up acronyms. Many style guides recommend this to make the acronyms stand out less among the lower-case letters. However, I didn’t find good advice of what to do with ...
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What best combination of fonts for Serif, Sans, and Mono do you recommend?

Now that Xe(La)TeX is being increasingly used to deliver nifty documents, I am wondering if any recommendations have been published or discussed about the best combination of font families for mixing ...