does anyone know what's the font used for the "&" in the affiliation (c) in this paper? http://arxiv.org/pdf/1102.0284

and in particular how to do it in LaTeX?

thanks in advance

(I can't post images, as I am a new user and the system doesn't allow me)

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    You can download the source of arXiv papers using the "Other formats" link on the article page. Commented Apr 13, 2011 at 9:46

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That's Computer Modern Text Italic (cmti), accessible using \mathit

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    \textit should work too. in fact, since the entire affiliation is in italic, nothing special was needed; that form of ampersand is the default there. Commented Apr 13, 2011 at 12:05
  • Thanks. I should have explained better something. I am writing a paper that uses a class for a different journal that that one. And in the affiliations now the font is probably set differently, so I have to change it and only for that letter. I managed to have a similar result using: {\fontfamily{ppl}\selectfont \&} but it's still not exactly that one. If I use {\fontfamily{ctmi}\selectfont \&} I see a "normal" &. So I was wondering if any of you have an idea of what is the font that gives that particular ampersand. thanks again
    – user4848
    Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 1:03
  • There was a typo. Use {\usefont{OT1}{cmtt}{m}{it} \&}
    – Emre
    Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 3:07

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