I'm writing a PS and like some professional papers, the title font is different from that of content. I'm trying to mimic that and got a template from internet and did some modifications. However, after using that, I noticed that my body font is not the same as default any more. It's blurry and thinner. I studied for a long time and couldn't find a way to solve the problem.

\usepackage{latexsym,amssymb,amsmath} % for \Box, \mathbb, split, etc.
% \usepackage[]{showkeys} % shows label names
\usepackage{cite} % sorts citation numbers appropriately
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
%\usepackage{showframe}% http://ctan.org/pkg/showframe
\usepackage{eso-pic}% http://ctan.org/pkg/eso-pic
\usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx



\makeatletter% since there's an at-sign (@) in the command name
  \parindent=0pt% don't indent paragraphs in the title block
  {\Large \bfseries\textsc{\@title}}
  \textit{\@author \hfill \@date}
\makeatother% resets the meaning of the at-sign (@)

\title{Statement of Purpose}
\author{\textbf{Xxx Xx}}
\date{\textbf{Ph.D. Applicant}}

  \maketitle% prints the title block


I have loved mathematics ever since I was a child.

I found that if I comment out


then the font of the title is the default font of Latex and it's first letter won't be bigger as I expected. That means


is not working....However, in this case, all the font, the title and body, is back to normal.

So, how could I make my body font back to default after I use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

  • For T1 encoding, you should add \usepackage{lmodern} to use the Latin Modern fonts. With the default Computer Modern, you'll get bitmap fonts, hence their blurry aspect. – Bernard Oct 11 '14 at 10:03
  • @Bernard Or install cm-super. – cfr Oct 11 '14 at 15:04
  • '\usepackage{lmodern}' will also change my title font....that's not what I want – Jiang Du Oct 11 '14 at 20:29

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