{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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What do these font-shape warnings mean?

When I am compiling my document with pdflatex I get the following errors: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/cmr/m/n' in size <5.5> not available (Font) size <5> substituted ...
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How to change font family in footnote?

How can I change font family (and size) for footnotes? Would be great to see a small example.
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Double quotes with monospaced font and LuaLaTeX

I am trying to set the following minimal document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmonofont{Inconsolata} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ...
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fontinst and italic small caps

I have a font that is distributed with italic small caps. I'd like to use these with fontinst. Does the current release of fontinst support italic small caps, and if so, what Karl Berry name should I ...
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Package for changing font with each letter?

I want to write a text in which each letter uses a different font. It is rather short. I guess I could make it letter by letter, selecting the font I want for each of them. Are there easier ways?
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Numbers in math mode when using the iwona package

I am using the iwona font package with the options math, light and condensed. Now what happens is that in the math mode the package does not use the numbers it has (which are used in the text) but ...
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\chardef and underscore

Could you explain to me why a\_b {\ttfamily a\_b} \\ \chardef\_=`\_ a\_b {\ttfamily a\_b} produces ? I would like to have the short underscore in the normal text and the long one in ...
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Using Graphite fonts on XeLaTeX

I want to use a Graphite font as the main font in a XeLaTeX document, but fontspec doesn't support Graphite fonts yet. Currently I'm using XeTeX's native way to change fonts, but that's cumbersome, as ...
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Can I make all my math upright?

I'm not a fan of italics in math mode, is there a way to make all my math upright? When using the MinionPro package, I'm quite happy with the frenchmath option, which I believe turns all greek ...
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How to change font size mid document?

I want to create a TeX document for which the first (summary) page is \documentclass[10pt]{article}, but for which the rest of the document is \documentclass[12pt]{article}. Is there an easy way to do ...
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Fine tuning the ccfonts package

A little background the package ccfonts does not have any bold characters hence when you use it it loads the computer modern bold. Now there is an option for this package: "boldsans" when it uses a ...
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A big thick question mark

I'm using \ding{52} and \ding{56} from the pifont package to get nice satisfying thick ticks and crosses. I'd like a question mark ? that fits with these. \textbf{?} is too small, and not thick ...
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microtype font expansion and DVI output; problem with kpathsea

Consider the following file test.tex \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[protrusion,expansion]{microtype} \begin{document} \chapter{A new chapter} Some actual testing ...
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\ell in MinionPro

Is it possible to use the \ell character from the default font when using MinionPro? If so, how? The documentation actually mentions \ell on page 20; the letter is supposed to be taken from MinionPro, ...
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Math italics with unicode-math.

I'm using Tex Live 2010. Here's the example I want to discuss. \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{amsmath} \RequirePackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to develop a new font for LaTeX?

I need to design a couple of fonts to supplement the archaic package. What is the most appropriate current tool to use? Is METAPOST/METAFONT still an option? I am neither a Bezier curve artist not a ...
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Changing math font to OTF in XeTeX using plaintex-format

How does one change the math font?
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How can I create a full-size circumflex in typewriter font?

I have some C source code and would like to show the circumflex or caret (^) in the way it is typically shown in source code -- as a full-size character. The source code will be appearing in ...
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Changing size of greek in mathmode with Times fonts

I'm using mathptmx to write a paper for a conference that wants Times. Everything seems to be working ok, except for the size of the greek letters in mathmode. The greek letters have a larger ...
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How to change the formatting/font of page numbers?

So, I'm using the article class, and I'd like to make the page number smaller, and set it in a different font. I don't need to create a new pagestyle, necessarily, and I'm hesitant to do so without ...
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Source of “correct” baselinestretch values for various fonts?

I once encountered the advice to use \renewcommand\baselinestretch{1.025} after \usepackage{bera} (though I am not 100% certain that 1.025 was the suggested value). There's little doubt to my ...
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“Too many math alphabets” error

I just got the error Too many math alphabets used in version normal. on a document I'm editing. What can I do to fix this, other than stop using an alphabet? All I've found online is instructions ...
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Including LaTeX font in PowerPoint chart

I am running Windows 7 and create some charts in PowerPoint 2010. I export the charts to PDFs and load them into a LaTeX document. Can I load the default LaTeX font into Office? How? Essentially, I ...
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Bold math: Automatic choice between \mathbf and \boldsymbol for Latin and Greek symbols?

This is a follow-up to this question. Suppose you want to denote vectors by upright bold letters; then \mathbf{u} works fine, except that if it's a Greek letter you have to use \boldsymbol{\omega} ...
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\mathbb{Z} is not displayed correctly

The character \mathbb{Z} is not displayed correctly in my pdf-output: it is not a vector graphic, but a pixelated raster image. I have loaded the amssymb package and I am using Windows and MiKTeX. I ...
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Bad spacing of math letters within italic text

I use the standard AMS theorem style, which means that my theorems are set in italic. In combination with math variables, this sometimes gives horrible spacing: The input If $U$ or $V$ \dots yields ...
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Blackboard bold variants for Greek letters

It is common (or it used to be) to use a blackboard-bold variant of \mu to denote roots of unity in some mathematical papers. However, despite searching (several times, periodically over several ...
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XeTeX big and small delimiter

I saw, that in plain.tex file, the delimiters are defines two characters at once. However for Plain XeTeX \XeTeXdelimiter macro description in the documentation only states one character. However I ...
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Create my own mapping for XeTeX fonts

I'm trying to create mapping files, to make use of Cambria Math italic calligraphic and double stroke letters in Plain XeTeX. However, I'm unable to do so. This is what I tried to create for the ...
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How to adjust font size or kerning to fit line width?

I have some text that nearly fits the given line width. I can see that a minimal adjustment of font size or kerning would make the text fit, but how do I tell LaTeX to squeeze the text? Yes, this ...
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Unicode characters in XeLatex

This is my LaTex script: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Jenson Classico} \begin{document} ąęśćłó ...
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Custom radical sign with plain XeTeX

I would like to use Cambria Math font in mathematical equation, and I have a simple problem here. plain TeX uses many symbols for the root sign, so it can use the proper one depending on context, ...
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Triple f-ligatures for urw-garamond

I am setting the following in my preamble: \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I find that the ffi and ffl ligatures aren't available in urw-garamond. As advised in this ...
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How can I define a series of different font styles for use in a document (like a .css style sheet)?

I am completely new to LaTeX so forgive me if this is a stupid question. What I want to be able to do is specify a number of different font styles for use in different parts of my document. So for ...
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Specifying undefined ligatures with XeTeX

When I started to play with XeTeX, I noticed, that some of the True Type fonts does not produces the standard five ligatures properly (fi, fl, ff, ffi, ffl), even if they have some of the proper ...
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\bm package versus \boldsymbol

I'm typing a bold vector small x with a tilde sign above it. Now when I want to write its derivative, I'm putting a dot on top of everything. This is giving me problems and I found one solution: ...
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Error when using T1 fontenc and urw-garamond from mathdesign

What is causing this error? (see the transcript file for additional information){E:/MikTeX/fonts/enc/dvips/ fontname/texnansi.enc} !pdfTeX error: miktex-pdftex (file ugmr8a.pfb): cannot open Type 1 ...
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Times New Roman in LaTeX plus fancy header w/o page number on first page.

Below is my file. I am trying to make sure that I am in 12pt Times New Roman font. Also, I am trying to get rid of the page number on this first page without getting rid of the header. If anyone has ...
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How can I get Latex to use the fonts that are already on my PC via Xetex?

I am an absolute beginner with LaTeX. I have Texnic Centre and MikTeX 2.8. I just want to be able to use the truetype or opentype fonts from my C:/Windows/Fonts folder. How hard can it be? Very ...
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Book cover fonts

I am typesetting my first book. I am using Computer Modern for the font. I am trying to decide which font to use for the covers/dust jacket. I took a look at a number of similarly formatted books, ...
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Changing the kpfonts \sum symbol

I like the kpfonts package. It's a nice font and some of the extra symbols it defines are sometimes useful. But I do not like the \sum symbol either in displaystyle or inline. It's too thin and too ...
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How do I change the font of a letter?

This is a partial re-asking of my question Can I change the font and colour of a letter permanently?. The answers there focussed on the colour aspect of what I wanted. I also want to be able to ...
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What is “\C” with xelatex and beamer?

When compiling a beamer document using xelatex, I encountered a problem with the macro \C. Basically, I want to use that to stand for the set of complex numbers so I want to redefine it to be ...
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How does one use the Old English fonts? e.g. for ring ideals

I'd like the Old English fonts used for ideals, cardinality of the reals, etc. Example:
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How can one determine where in a document a font is used?

Looking at the output of pdffonts, I see fonts I expect and some I do not. How can I determine where a particular font is used? For example, I see that SFTT1095 is being used somewhere in one of my ...
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Which fonts that are part of TeXLive have “real small caps”?

The TeX font catalogue doesn't allow you to see which fonts have real small caps. Some fonts do not have real small caps (e.g. any of the mathdesign ones). But some do (computer modern and therefore ...
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How do I make smaller pdf file sizes with pdflatex? (Or, how do I make pdflatex use CFF fonts?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to create small final pdf files for the internet When I compile tex -> dvi -> ps -> pdf I have a 9 MB file... something emailable When I .tex -> pdf with ...
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Should the fontenc package be loaded before or after font packages?

I seem to recall reading somewhere that fontenc should be loaded either before or after the packages loading fonts, but I cannot remember which. I don't see differences between loading it before and ...
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Utilizing oldstyle figures without resorting to \oldstylenums

Quite a few of the freely available LaTeX fonts include oldstyle figures (numerals that harmonize with lower case letters) in addition to lining figures. (Generally, you have to load the textcomp ...
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Which LaTeX fonts can be practically considered as available on most platforms?

Does anyone know of a list of LaTeX fonts that can be considered as already available on typical platforms? My interpretation of "typical platform" now means Windows XP, Vista, 7, whatever the current ...