Is it possible to use a math font provided by the mathdesign package for mathematics, along with another text font, under pdflatex ? If it is, is there an easy way to do it ?

More precisely, I try to use the font math that goes with Charter when using


and some variant of New Century Schoolbook, for example the one that comes with


My understanding of (La)TeX fonts is low ; until now, the only way I used them is to add some package in the header and magically the font changed. I tried to look at the LaTeX font guide but it only emphasized the fact that it is more complicated than I thought.


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You could start by loading mathdesign, afterwards you may change the text font. For example:


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  • Well, it seems to work. Thanks ! Now, how did you found out the "fnc" ? I suppose it stands for "FourierNC", but where is the logic ? Mar 4, 2011 at 22:18
  • @Georg: I found it reading fouriernc.sty. Have a look inside it, that file is very short. Find it by kpsewhich fouriernc.sty or another search feature on you local drive.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Mar 4, 2011 at 22:23

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