{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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Old style numbers without fontspec

How do I use old style numbers everywhere without using fontspec? Or is it even possible? Where do I find the documentation for the fonts in the LaTeX Font Catalogue? Minimum (Non)Working Example: \...
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How do I use Delicious font in my beamer presentation

I want to use Delicious font in my beamer presentation. How should I install this font and/or use it in my presentation. I am running ubuntu 10.04 and have installed the font. I am wondering how do I ...
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How do I install mbboard package (MikTeX, Windows)?

This didn't help me much, 'cause this package has MF fonts and I don't have an idea to where should they go. Any help appreciated.
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Palatino fonts and the number 713

I have some trouble using Palatino fonts (psnfss2e distribution} for numerals in text and tables. I load the package as \usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo} which sets the font to oldstyle numerals in ...
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extendable tex font

Is there a free font for tex and acolytes that can be extended by the user? Let's say I'm using Libertine together with a relevant maths font but a specific sign is missing. I would like to be able to ...
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Is there a difference between \textit and \itshape?

I have only ever used \textit (and \emph for emphasized text), but have noticed that in some TeX examples, \itshape is used instead of \textit. Is there a difference between \textit and \itshape? If ...
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Stretch space characters horizontally

I'm using XeTeX to mimic another document, but I only have a similar font which I stretch using the extend and letterspace options. My main problem is though, that my font's spaces (U+0020) are only ...
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How to make contextual framed letters get proportional size automatically?

I am creating a question sheet using a method (I don't know the exact name, maybe bubble sheet format) as follows: My question is how to improve the appearance such that the framed letters get ...
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A better way to achieve sans-serif typeface in figure and table environments

For some of my style files, I would like to have a sans-serif typeface within my figures. I have code which seems to be working, \makeatletter \renewenvironment{figure}[1][\fps@figure]{ \edef\@...
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Vertical alignment of fonts of different sizes on same line

In XeTeX, if I have a line with two font sizes, how can I arrange to have the smaller font aligned to either the center or top of the line? e.g. \newfontinstance\biggoth[Color=000000,Scale=5.0]{...
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How do I set the \skewchar of a math font?

In this answer, I set the \skewchar of a font, but I think I don't do it in the right way. The problem is that it's a math font, and those seem to get initialized only when they are used, namely when ...
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What is the Right Way to install a new font locally?

In this answer, I produced a new tfm file for the beamer standard math font. What is the Right Way to make the new font available to the TeX system? With texlive I tried updmap-sys --enable Map=...
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How to enforce pslatex to use Computer Modern font for math?

How can I enforce pslatex to use Computer Modern font for math? (I know, it would be much easier to use pdflatex, but my publisher uses pslatex.) EDIT: Example: \documentclass[twoside,11pt]{...
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How come Minion is such a hassle to use in pdfLatex when Palatino isn't?

Palatino (or some copy of it) is very easy to use in pdfLatex -- just use package mathpazo and you're set to go. How come Minion doesn't have such an easy-to-use package? I tried to install it using ...
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Fix ligature mapping of obscure old font with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX

I have an old font I purchased a while ago. It comes with various ligatures that I need to use. The font was not intended for use with LaTeX, and even though it is a high-quality Type-1 font, the ...
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When to use serif and when to use sans serif font family

This is not a technical question. However as the FAQs say this place is about people who love to create well-structured and beautifully typeset documents I take my shot. I am often confused ...
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How to enlarge “fourier” font to match “utopia” package

I'd love to exchange the "obsolete" utopia package against the fourier package for a couple of reasons. Unfortunately, the Utopia font in the fourier package renders much smaller compared to the ...
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Two lines of 12-pt Times New Roman Bold in an otherwise standard document

I need to able to write two short lines of bold, centered, 12-point Times New Roman in an otherwise standard document (I'm using the book class with the 11pt option). Can anyone help me? Thoughts: ...
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Pale text in PDF viewer

I have some problems with output text color in Acrobat Reader. I have to send my work to other people and I can't change their viewers. Text looks like (in Russian): I'm using MikTeX 2.9 and ...
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Nature of MetaFont Output: raster or vector?

I read that MetaFont defines vector fonts. Elsewhere it says it produces raster output. What kind of font does MetaFont really produce?
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amsfonts become pixelated in PDF

I'm completely new to LaTeX. I've downloaded LyX 1.6.8 which uses MiKTeX 2.9, so there is probably some markup which is not required. When I create a PDF from this a bitmap font of AMSFonts is used. ...
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Change font of mathematics numbers

I have a document in which the text is typeset in Garamond. The mathematics symbols are not typeset in Garamod, which is the way I like it. However, I would like the numbers 0...9 to be typeset in ...
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How to input foreign unicode characters into XeLaTeX?

Friends, I am working on a XeLaTeX document. I am almost done with my document, but I need to input text from a foreign language. I am running Mac OS X. I go to Preferences > Language & Text and ...
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LuaLaTeX: use System font Monaco on Mac OS X

I'd like to use the Mac OS X (.dfont) Monaco with LuaLaTeX. With this input file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmonofont{Monaco} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} foo \end{...
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Help with MathDesign fonts, namely URW-Garamond

I really want to use urw-garamond with the mathdesign package, but for some reason pdflatex is throwing errors anytime I try and use it. I've installed the mathdesign package with the TeX Live Utility ...
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Astrology Charts in LaTeX

Is anyone here using LaTeX to typeset astrology charts? Would pgf/tikz be an appropriate tool to use for that purpose?
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change font color in a lstset [closed]

Hi I need put java code to latex. I use \lstset and \begin{lstlisting}. I need change color of font in SOME part of code. How I can do this? Help pls
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tex font error : rectification needed

If i use this command: \documentclass[10pt,amssymb]{revtex4} \usepackage{amsmath,fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text}{URW Bookman L} \begin{document} Hi man how are u the font is not appearing \...
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Missing character in BibTeX

During compiling literature using BibTeX I've got the following message in the log file: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (MiKTeX 2.8) (preloaded format=pdftex 010.12.7) 7 DEC 2010 00:33 ...
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Xelatex / Fontspec how to load fonts directly from diskfile (Postscript Type 1 fonts)

I have a directory containing a Type 1 Sabon font I want to use in Xelatex. I want to use the font by specifying the filenames using the fontspec package. I specifically define the bold and italic ...
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Han characters replace Hiragana when using Meiryo font with CJK

I've been trying to get the Meiryo font to work with LaTeX CJK for quite a while now, but for some reason or other it's always refused to work. I gave it another go today, and managed to actually get ...
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XeTeX, change font usage when meeting greek characters (Sabon Linotype / Sabon Greek)

I love Sabon, and want to keep using it. However I'm running into a few problems when trying to use it with XeTeX. Problem is that Sabon LT does not contain the full greek alphabet, it is in a ...
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Replacing calligra Font with Vector Ones

The question is similar to Lowercase \mathcal, but I'm not after calligraphic math fonts. I'm in need of some calligraphic font in text mode (which, of course, supports lowercase). Basically, I used ...
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Fonts in scrartcl.

Hallo all, I started using the scrartcl class and then all the fonts (section, title ...) were messed up. How can I get them back as they where when I used article. Do I have to set them all with ...
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How to make proportional subscript when using smaller font in math mode?

How to make proportional subscript when using \tiny (or smaller than normal font size) in math mode? The following screenshot shows subscripts for \tiny, \scriptsize and normal font sizes. \...
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Changing the font in the ToC ?

I am using the package memoir and I redefined the fonts related to the chapters headings: \renewcommand\chapnamefont{\normalfont\Large\sffamily\scshape\raggedleft\so} \renewcommand\chaptitlefont{\...
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How to use several different fonts in the table of contents ?

I want to use different font and size for chapters and sections in the table of contents generated by toc. How should I customize the toc?
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Error in \setmainfont

I'm trying to follow the example on the Wikipedia page about XeTeX. But when I run the TeX code, I get this error: (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/etex-pkg/etex.sty) (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/...
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How To Change Math Font Only?

I'd like to keep my text in Helvetica as usual but would like to have my equations and formulas in Roman or MT Extra. So far, I've tried using different packages but that changes both the text and the ...
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Xypic problem: can't find file

I'm trying run pdflatex, but I get this one very unusual error. I've downloaded xypic from CTAN, and it still seems that pdflatex is unable to find some documents that are supposedly related to that ...
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Bibtex using different font than document [closed]

I am writing a LaTeX file currently which is required to be in Times New Roman, so in the prelude I have: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{natbib} The document ...
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Reference about “modern” LaTeX usage for scientific works

I am looking for a reference (book, free pdf, website) that would summarize the working of "modern" LaTeX for scientific works (I'm writing my master thesis). I know and have been using LaTeX for ...
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\pounds in verdana is not working

This is the document: \documentclass{article} \renewcommand\familydefault{\sfdefault} \renewcommand\sfdefault{phv} \normalfont \begin{document} The jacket costs \pounds{}50. \end{document} I see a ...
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Use another monospaced font

I want to use a different monospaced font for \texttt. I'm particularly fond of Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. If possible, not with XeTeX, since I'm not yet really familiar with it. Solutions using XeTeX ...
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Beamer slides look blurry at lower resolutions

I prepare slides using Beamer and PDFLaTeX. The command I use to run PDFLaTeX is the default AUCTeX command: pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode "\input" <INPUT_FILE> The slides look fine on ...
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What is the default font in latex beamer?

What is the default font in LaTeX beamer. I want to use it in an ooffice master layout.
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Keyboard Font for LaTeX

I'm currently writing a user guide containing a lot of keyboard shortcuts. I'm looking for a "keyboard" font where single characters or special keys (like tab or backspace) appear like the "real" key (...
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Is there any site to get good and free font families?

Since I started to use XeTeX, I found out that having many font families installed is very useful when we want to change the look of the document? Does anybody know a place to get good fonts (if ...
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Small digits for small caps?

I want to typeset "FP6" as small caps. Putting {\sc fp6} does the right thing on the letters, but the digit 6 is much taller, and the result looks ugly. What is the best workaround to make digits ...
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disabling font size trickery in amsart.cls

I know that the ams classes do a lot of font size stuff behind the scenes. Here's my problem: I use some custom fonts for my summation sign, and all that is normally necessary (in the plain old LaTeX ...