{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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A monospace or typewriter font with matching math support

This might sound odd but I really like the old typewriter books from the pre-TeX era (the type of books that inspired Knuth to make TeX!). I don't know the exact reason, maybe its because I am very ...
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\emph or \textit

In the comments section of Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, I asked for a clarification of these points. The clarification has mostly been made, but it was requested that I turn this into a ...
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Strategies for nice vectors

I'm investigating about possible strategies to get nice vectors, discarding bold fonts. To make it simple, I'm not very happy with traditional ways of writing vectors with arrows. Please compare ...
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Install font in latex results in invisible text when compiling with ‘latex’ [closed]

I tried installing the nimbus font (http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/psfonts/urwvf/) in my local texmf tree by following the README provided with the package (and also on the website above). ...
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How can you change \mathbb characters to the old version?

If you look at older documents the \mathbb characters appear different. For example they are sans serif. I don't know how I can use that set of characters instead of the current default. If you are ...
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How do I get a proper mathematical \Lambda when using gfsneohellenic?

I am using the gfsneohellenic for my paper (which is in English). I load it using: \usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[default]{gfsneohellenic} Everything works fine except for capital greek ...
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how to get good looking copyright and registered symbols

I'm trying to include copyright © or registered ® symbols in my document. However they look terrible! As far as I can tell it is generating a small caps letter with a big circle around it (not even ...
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What fonts are available for LaTeX?

I have used Computer Modern, and I love it. Is there any other complete METAFONT font that can be used with LaTeX?
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LaTeX challenge: how to reproduce this layout and typography

I would like to create a document in latex (whatever \documentclass) to reproduce the layout below and its typography style. I'd like to know if there is any open font at FontSquirrel or anywhere ...
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How to make sense of font metrics?

If I have a Tex font, and I want to really understand how it will be laid out by Tex, and what features of the font to bear in mind when tuning my output to be beautiful, what tools are useful for ...
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How to set the font for a \section title (and chapter etc)

How do I specify the fonts, and general font size, for the titles, chapters and sections in my document Update: I can see how my question is confusing. I use \section and \chapter etc. to organise ...
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How to determine the true size of a font?

A colleague of mine is submitting a research proposal to one of the UK research councils, whose guidelines stipulate a minimum font-size of 10pt. My colleague, who is of course using LaTeX, uses the ...
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Latin Modern vs cm-super?

I've read various answers to questions on here that suggest the original Computer Modern fonts have been superceded. Sometimes it is suggested we use the cm-super package, sometimes that we instead ...
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Using different maths font in LaTeX

I am using Fedora 13 and it had TeX Live 2007 by default. I installed texlive and then I wanted to use the mathspec package which TeX Live 2007 version doesn't seem to have. Can anyone tell me as to ...
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How is the effect (swash) achieved?

Sorry, I don't know the name of this typographic effect, it's been years since I read The Elements of Typographic Style. This is more than kerning. I'm referring to the "tail" of the N going under the ...
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Configure LaTeX to use lmodern for T1 by default?

Like those contributing to the discussion of Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically?, I have also found the automatic use of bitmap fonts very annoying as the output is really horrible. My question ...
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Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically?

I have the following LaTeX-document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \title{Sample} \author{Litb} ...
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Custom title font in LyX

(My first problem of compiling at all is solved, so I'm now posing a slightly different question). Hi, I'd like some help with producing handouts for my students. I'm using LyX as I'm far from fluent ...
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What font package do I use to get the vertical Russan/German style integral signs?

What font package do I use to get the vertical Russan/German style integral signs? (subject says all)
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Change the font of figure captions

I would like to italicize my figure captions and make them smaller. How can I do that?
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Are there any free fraktura fonts available for LaTeX?

Where can I find them?
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Is it OK to use \tt etc. in latex2e if you don't want the text to inherit the font of the containing text?

I want some words to always be in upright teletype (they are defined to be something specific). If the sentence is emphasised and this word appears I do not want the text to be italic teletype, but ...
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Bold math using mathspec

I can't seem to make my math come out in bold using the mathspec package. Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathspec} \setallmainfonts{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ...
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Is it already possible to use the STIX fonts?

The STIX Fonts Project would provide consistent fonts for some things that are currently missing in LaTeX (e.g. lowercase \mathcal and \mathbb). The website says LaTeX support "will follow in 2011". ...
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How do I make my document use the Times font, both for the text and the math?

I know that I can put \usepackage{times} in the preamble in order to use the Times font instead of Computer Modern for my document. But this only affects the text; the math is still typeset using ...
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Typeset URL in a non-typewriter font

I use \usepackage{url} and \url{…} to typeset URLs, but the typewriter font stands out a little too much. How can I have the URLs typeset in a different font?
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XeTeX not working on Ubuntu 10.04?

When trying to compile a LaTeX document in Ubuntu 10.04 with xelatex I get the following error message: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Math in Trebuchet MS

How can I write equations in Trebuchet MS? Ideally, I'd like to have the following results: All symbols that are available in Trebuchet MS are written in Trebuchet MS. That includes, e.g., Latin and ...
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How can I get bold math symbols?

To make Latin-letter variables bold I can use e.g. \mathbf{a}, but while putting Greek letters or symbols such as \nabla inside \mathbf doesn't cause any errors or warnings, it also doesn't do ...
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Is there a simple way to use the gentium font in latex?

I'd like to use the gentium font in a LaTeX document, and the instructions I found at this site make it look rather difficult. Is there a simple package that is now available that would allow me to ...
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Is there an incompatibility between `eulervm` and `fourier` packages?

In the following minimal document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fourier,eulervm} \begin{document} $1 < 2$ \end{document} the output is missing the < symbol. On the other hand, if I ...
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Best way to typeset micrometers?

It seems to be generally well accepted that the correct way to typeset a value with units is to separate the number from the units by a space, and write the units in an upright font. For example, ...
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Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, \bfseries or \bf, etc

I typically use \textit{Some italicized text} while some of my colleagues use {\it Some other text} Should I bother changing one or the other, or does it matter? Related: Is there any reason ...
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Where to find nitty-gritty details about TeX and friends' font handling systems?

The current guides online and in texdoc that I could find did not deal with the problem I have. How to generate font metrics for system installed TrueType and OpenType fonts? How to generate font ...
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Blackboard bold characters

The blackboard bold font in the AMSFonts package only has capital letters. I sometimes wish to use a blackboard bold "1", for which I can use \usepackage{bbold}. But this changes the entire ...
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Lowercase \mathcal

The standard font used for \mathcal does not include any lowercase characters. The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbols List suggests redefining \mathcal to use Zapf Chancery. However I do not particularly ...
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Can I change the font and colour of a letter permanently?

For my lectures, I like to colour the symbols in the equations to make it easier to follow what's going on - a bit like syntax highlighting. So all vector spaces are one colour, all sets another, e ...
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Installing TTF fonts in LaTeX

One of the annoying aspects of LaTeX is the limited number of fonts that come by default, and the pain involved in making new fonts 'LaTeX' ready. I have a collection of truetype fonts that I'd like ...
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Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? [duplicate]

When I run my LaTeX document through pdflatex, some of the pages (the ones where figures appear) have all the text bolded. Why, and what can I do to make it stop?
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Where can I find computer modern fonts for use in other programs, e.g. Adobe Illustrator?

For some complicated diagrams, I need to use something like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, and would like to include nicely typeset labels. (I'm aware of post-processing solutions, such as pinlabel.) ...
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How do I use an OpenType font with my LaTeX document?

I want to use a really cool open-source OpenType font with my LaTeX document. I was told that either I could go through a long process of converting the OpenType font to one useable by LaTeX, or I ...
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Writing bold small caps with mathpazo package

The URW Palldio font (mathpazo package) does not provide bold small caps. To get round this issue, I'd want to make a macro to use small caps usually and normal caps in bold text. I tried this code: ...
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“Font shape undefined” with LaTeX and isodoc

I'm trying to create a simple invoice with pdflatex and the isodoc class. Unfortunately, the "INVOICE" opening is appear in all lowercase, and I suspect this warning is the reason why: LaTeX Font ...
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Small Caps and Bold Face

I can't seem to have both the small caps and boldface styles on a line: \huge\sc\bf Hello This will generate bold text, and if the \sc is placed after, it will generate small caps text but not ...
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Can't get italics to display for Japanese font using xelatex

I can't get italics to display correctly with xelatex for Japanese or Latin text using Japanese fonts. Sample file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \setromanfont{MS Mincho} ...