I use a serif font for my document (koma-script document class scrbook) but a sans-serif font for captions. If I reference, e.g. an equation, within my caption, this number is printed in serif, not sans-serif. How can I change that?

MWE using MinionPro (serif) and MyriadPro (sans-serif):




An equation:
E=\hbar\omega \, .

    \begin{tabular}{ c >{\centering}m{6.0cm} c }
    \multicolumn{3}{c}{} \\
    Band & Angular Momentum Eigenstate & Basis Set \\
    \multicolumn{3}{c}{} \\
    \multicolumn{3}{c}{} \\
    a & b & c \\
  \caption{Values computed by Eq.~\eqref{eq:eq1} (0.1).}

  • \eqref tries quite hard to set the font to \normalfont. Why don't you use Eq.~\ref{eq:eq1}? May 13, 2015 at 13:55
  • @UlrikeFischer Thanks, didn't know that \eqref tries so hard... Just is my usual workflow to spare the braces.
    – DaPhil
    May 13, 2015 at 14:21

1 Answer 1


I think you can go either of two routes:

  • Add the instruction


after the start of the table environment. As @UlrikeFischer has pointed out in a comment, \eqref sets its argument in normalfont, requiring the change in the "default font family" to get the desired font when using \eqref.

  • Don't use \eqref in the first place. I suggest you load the cleveref package (with the option capitalize, if you prefer) and write the caption as

    \caption{Values computed by \cref{eq:eq1}.}

(I would like to provide the output of an MWE. Unfortunately, my TeX distribution doesn't seem to feature the MinionPro and MyriadPro packages featured in the OP's example.)

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