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I would like some suggestions for fonts to match LModern. In particular I am searching for a heading-font, so I am thinking of sans serif families, but every suggestion is appreciated. I really like Palatino uppercase so much, but I read that it is a typographic crime to pair that with LM, which is irreplaceable as body-font for me.

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Ciao! Sto cercando dei font da utilizzare per i titoli, che spezzi un po' dalle linee tonde del LatinRoman, il quale ha la mia assoluta preferenza per il corpo del testo. Ad essere onesto a me piacerebbe il Palatino tutto maiuscolo ma ho letto che sarebbe un'atrocità metterli insieme, quindi non mi azzardo ad affidarmi al mio personale, ed evidentemente bizzarro, gusto. Ogni suggerimento é ovviamente gradito, ma per ora sono orientato verso un font sans serif. Scrivetemi pure anche per correzioni alla parte inglese della mia domanda cari conterranei!

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    Either choose Latin Modern Sans or a font that has as little in common with Latin Modern Roman as possible. – egreg Jul 28 '15 at 12:04
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Latin Modern is a complete family of fonts, including serif, sans, typewriter and some other families.

The following is actually a relatively small sample of what is available from Latin Modern:

LM sampler

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{cfr-lm,microtype}

\begin{document}
\newcommand\dog{The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.}

\dog

\textbf{\dog}

\textsc{\dog}

\textsi{\dog}

\textit{\dog}

\textui{\dog}

{\normalfont\fontfamily{clmqs}\selectfont
  \dog

  \bfseries\dog}

{\sffamily\dog

  \bfseries\dog

  \fontseries{sbc}\selectfont\dog}

{\ttfamily\dog

  \bfseries\dog

  \lgweight\dog}

{\tmstyle\dog

  \bfseries\dog

  \lgweight\dog

  \cdwidth\dog}

{\tistyle\dog

  \itshape\dog}

\end{document}
  • yes, I knew, but those do not excite me. There is not any other font that would match LModern, just as heading? – oibaFox Jul 28 '15 at 10:11
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    @cal7F Could you edit your question to clarify what you're looking for? You're asking for a sans serif font that goes well with latin modern (serif, I presume), and the font that does that the best is obviously the sans-serif version of latin modern. But you say here you don't want it because it doesn't "excite" you. So you're looking for a "cool" non-lmodern sans-serif font that goes well with lmodern serif? – Sverre Jul 28 '15 at 11:28
  • Right and to me it does not seems so crazy as you make it sound. Anyway, seen the wonder caused by this request, do I have to suppose it is a bad idea to use another font, even in the headings? – oibaFox Jul 28 '15 at 12:03
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    @cal7F As egreg says, if you don't want the best match, choose something as different as possible. But remember that you don't want people to notice the typography unless you are writing something very specific. Good typography is a vehicle for the content and does not distract from that content. At least, for standard documents of the kind most often produced with TeX. – cfr Jul 28 '15 at 12:07
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    @cal7F Take a look at tug.dk/FontCatalogue/sansseriffonts.html. Just don't pick something which will look like a not-quite-right match. Either use a match (Latin Modern Sans) or use something different enough to be an obvious choice-of-something-different. – cfr Jul 28 '15 at 12:48
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When you don't like the look of cm sans/lm sans, you can try the ecbright fonts.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{cmbright}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\begin{document}
Zwei Boxkämpfer jagten Quirin über den großen Sylter Deich.

\$ \pounds \texteuro
\end{document}

ecbright font sample

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