# Choosing sans-serif font, without changing anything else

How do I make Arev the font for the sans-serif family, but nothing else? I tried using

\usepackage{arev}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}


as instructed on this page, but that made everything sans-serif. I want the body of my text and everything from math mode and stuff to be roman, specifically Antiqua. Anywhere where I havent specified

\sffamily


I want to be in something different from Arev.

I have tried coming up with a solution using different ways, but none got me all the way where I wanted, and most were quite messy. Anyone know of a quick fix? Doesn't sound like it should be that hard.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Use \renewcommand{\sfdefault}{fav} instead of \usepackage{arev}, which is quite a “greedy” package. – egreg Apr 29 '14 at 9:37

The package arev is “greedy”: it changes everything to (the Arev clone of) the Vera Sans font.

The arevtext.sty package essentially does

\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{fav}
\renewcommand{\sfdefault}{fav}
\renewcommand{\ttdefault}{fvm}


and you just need the second line. So

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\renewcommand{\sfdefault}{fav}


should do what you want.

• Thanks a bunch! I also wanted to try the Gillius package, but this one also seems to be fairly greedy. However, I can't make out anything by reading its .sty files. Any ideas? – Delta t Apr 30 '14 at 8:45
• @Deltat gillius should act only on the sans serif family, if not called with the default option. So \usepackage{gillius} should work. – egreg Apr 30 '14 at 9:03