# What is the best Math Font for use with Minion Pro font?

I have began using the Minion Pro series of fonts and compiling with XeLaTeX. However, despite the typeface changing, I still have the same CM Modern Math fonts. Do any of you have a good suggestion for a good math font that works with Minion Pro?

I have used \usepackage{mathastext} and the italic varient \usepackage[italic]{mathastext} but the 'f' in math mode is very awkward and too close to the parethesis. The code that produces this effects is:

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex}
\setmainfont{Minion Pro}
\usepackage[italic]{mathastext}

\begin{document}
This is the standard Minion Pro Font\ldots My issue is with the 'f' in italic math mode. It needs more space. For example:

$$f(x) = x^2 + f(n-1)$$

\end{document}


Is there a better option than \usepackage{mathastext}? or is there a way to adjust this minor issue? I have never been able to get \usepackage{MnSymbol} working (I keep getting a Command \mathdollar already defined error) and Minion Math is well... pricey.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Usually, we don't put a greeting or a “thank you” in our posts. While this might seem strange at first, it is not a sign of lack of politeness, but rather part of our trying to keep everything very concise. Accepting and upvoting answers is the preferred way here to say “thank you” to users who helped you. – Martin Schröder Nov 17 '13 at 22:02
• the answers provide specific Minion packages which are presumably a better choice; but for the record let me mention that you can issue \MTsetmathskips {f}{0mu}{1mu} to have extra white space of 1mu automatically inserted in math mode after each f. (adjust this to the value of your taste) – user4686 Mar 11 '14 at 12:56
• Pricey is an understatement. – JPi Jan 21 at 4:06
• I too suggest "MnSymbol" is the best combination with MinionPro... – MadyYuvi Jan 21 at 4:48

## 3 Answers

I suggest to use the MinionPro package. It works under XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX. It is part of the Font Pro package available from https://github.com/sebschub/FontPro. Follow the instructions there to install it.

The following MWE

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{MinionPro}

\begin{document}
This is the standard Minion Pro Font\ldots My issue is with the 'f' in italic math mode. It needs more space. For example:

$$f(x) = x^2 + f(n-1)$$

\end{document}


yields

Another solution is to use the MnSymbols package. To avoid the problem with the \mathdollar already defined error one can use the following workaround.

\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{etoolbox}

\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex}
\setmainfont{Minion Pro}

\usepackage{MnSymbol}

% the next line makes the definition of \mathdollar from MnSymbol void.
\undef\mathdollar

% the next 3 lines reinstate the definition of \mathdollar from MnSymbols
% at the begin  of the document
\makeatletter
\AtBeginDocument{\DeclareRobustCommand{\mathdollar{\Mn@Text@With@MathVersion{\textdollar}}}
\makeatother

• Under xetex, you can use fontspec and the command \setmainfont{Minion Pro} in order to use the opentype font for text, and load the MinionPro package with the ‘onlymath’ option. – Bernard Nov 17 '13 at 22:01
• I have looked at the MinionPro package before, I just wanted something that was more "independent" than a downloaded package and faster to work with. Preferably something that comes with CTAN. +1 for finding a great match however. – Mark Nov 17 '13 at 22:03
• The workaround for the \mathdollar command was perfect and I just got the MinionPro Package working - it is gorgeous. Is it necessary to redefine \mathdollar it if it is not going to be used? – Mark Nov 18 '13 at 2:56
• No, you can leave out the definition of \mathdollar. In such case it will resort to the original one (and you can notice the different font for \$ with the two solutions). – Guido Nov 18 '13 at 3:51

André Miede, the author of classicthesis - which uses Minion Pro, recommends the Euler Math font to use with the latter one:

"[...] loads the awesome Euler fonts for math." [emphesis mine]

(from the classicthesis documentation, page 6)

According to the German Wikipedia article there is a Minion Math font by Typoma, specifically designed for Minion Pro.

Find more information on their homepage at http://www.typoma.com/de/schriften.html

• The OP explicitly mentions Minion Math. – Guido Nov 18 '13 at 5:31