{sans-serif} fonts are those that do not have the small projecting features called "serifs" at the end of strokes.

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Simplest way to typeset entire document in sans serif (Helvetica)

How do I typeset an entire document in Helvetica/sans serif without littering the document with font changes for every heading/paragraph, etc.? Like this but with the paragraphs all in Helvetica. For ...
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\bfseries is to \textbf as WHAT is to \textsf

Neither of \sfseries nor \sfshape seem to work. So what is the command I'm looking for to change the current group to sans serif? \bfseries, \scshape and \itshape work, but I can't find the sans serif ...
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Is \mathrm really preferable to \text? [duplicate]

It seems to be the de facto standard to use \mathrm for upright letter notation in math mode as opposed to \text. Would it not be better to use \text in general? One particular problem I am thinking ...
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traditional German sans-serif (and serif) blackboard-bold symbols

What I have always been looking for in LaTeX were traditional German sans-serif blackboard-bold letters, mainly for: N (natural numbers), Z (integers), Q (rational numbers), R (reals), C (complex ...
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Is there a sans-serif font that appears different for I (capital i) and l (small L)?

Is there a sans-serif font that appears different for I and l? If we are not familiar with "Kim Jong Il", we might spell his name as Kim Jong Two or other incorrect ones.
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Space between the two slashes in “http://” too big

I'm using a lot of links with http:// in my document, but the two slashes are too much separated, I'd like them to be more near each other. How do I do this, in a neat way? I'm using a sans-serif ...
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Typeset mathematical symbols also in sans serif font?

For creating the graphics for my thesis (function graphs, flow charts, line art sketches) I've chosen to use the sans serif font by \renewcommand\familydefault{\sfdefault} However when I use ...
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How do I change a font document wide?

How do I change a font for a latex document? I am using the \documentclass{article}, which sets the document in a serif font. I also declared \usepacke{helvet}, since thats the font I would like to ...
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Style question: serif or sans fonts in figure and chart text?

Question for you design-y types: I like to use a serif font for all my text (title, headings, body). What I'd like to know is whether you think that I should go with a serif or sans serif for text in ...
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Change math font for figures only (including TikZ environments within figures)

In my document, I want the main text to be in the times font, and the math to be in the txfonts font. This I can do with the help of the txfonts package. However, I want everything that shows up in my ...
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The right way to get sans-serif math?

I notice that beamer has everything in sans-serif by default, including math. In a regular article, simply using \sffamily doesn't cause math to be set in sans-serif. Using ...
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Bold, italic math (\bm) and sansmath

I'm typesetting both text and math in Latin Modern, except for the figures, where I would like to use a sans serif font for both text and math. I need to follow the ISO recommendations for math ...
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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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Bold sans-serif font in LaTeX

How can one format a chapter or section heading in bold using a sans-serif font? I tried \textsf{\textbf{bold sans-serif text}}, but it does not seem to work. Any idea?
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otf sans serif math only in figures

I was going to use a serif font (TG Pagella) for most of the text (including captions) and a sans serif font (Candara) for my (tikz) figures. For text this works nice, but not for maths. First I used ...
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DejaVu Sans Light with XeLaTeX?

In XeLaTeX, it is possible to directly embed Unicode fonts via \newfontfamily\name_to_use{font name}. So I can, for example, write: \newfontfamily\dej{DejaVu Sans}, and later write \dej{unicode ...
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Why does \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} take over?

I want to produce a document with non-serif type. I also want to include Cyrillic characters. These two aims seem to be mutually exclusive. When I comment out \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}, the document ...
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Uneven spacing around a hyphen in sans-serif?

I am used to writing the names of categories in sans-serif. Thus, for the category of R-modules, I have been using $R\textrm{-}\textsf{Mod}$ However, the kerning/spacing this produces has never ...
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The font of operator names

What is the correct way of having all operator names be set in, say, sans serif? Saying \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \makeatletter \def\operator@font{\sf} \makeatother ...
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How to typeset some text including math content in sans serif

I have a blurb of text in an external macro \SomeText, which I want to typeset in sans serif. However, \sffamily\SomeText does not change the math font and \sffamily\mathsf{\SomeText} does not work, ...
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Sans serif fonts for section titles in ConTeXt

In LaTeX, some document classes specify sans serif fonts for chapter and section titles, and serif fonts for the main text of a document. what is the proper way to achieve this in ConTeXt? I have code ...
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sans math version of Latin Modern

I am trying to get a sans math version of the lmodern family using \DeclareMathVersion but my approach does not work and I do not see why. But I have to admit that I am not sure whether I use the ...
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Custom typeface for sans serif in math mode

How to set custom typeface for sans serif in math mode for pdfLaTeX? Background: I use \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} which does not provide sans serif font, CM-super is used instead for ...