# font consistency in environment (theorem…) and in general text

I am using a template, and it uses the font \usefont{T1}{bch}{m}{n}\selectfont{}, the third font in the code and output, for the text in general. But this font is not used inside environments, like Theorem and so on. When there is a theorem on a page with a lot of general text, I feel some inconsistency of fonts. My question is: Should I change the font inside environments to be the same as the font used for general text? If so, how to do this correctly?

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{amsthm}
\theoremstyle{definition}
\newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}

\begin{document}

This is an example.
We will show the differences.
\begin{thm}
This is inside the theorem.
\end{thm}

\ \\

\usefont{T1}{cmbr}{m}{n}\selectfont{}
This is an example.
We will show the differences.
\begin{thm}
This is inside the theorem.
\end{thm}

\ \\

\usefont{T1}{bch}{m}{n}\selectfont{}
This is an example.
We will show the differences.
\begin{thm}
This is inside the theorem.
\end{thm}

\end{document}


\usefont{T1}{bch}{m}{n}\selectfont{}


Is just intended for rare one-off access to a font not otherwise set up, it does not change any defaults.

If you want to make bhc the default font family you should use

\renewcommand\familydefault{bhc}


Also never do this:

\ \\


It will destroy any chance of getting good spacing in the document.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\renewcommand\familydefault{bch}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{amsthm}
\theoremstyle{definition}
\newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}

\begin{document}

This is an example.
We will show the differences.
\begin{thm}
This is inside the theorem.
\end{thm}

This is an example.
We will show the differences.
\begin{thm}
This is inside the theorem.
\end{thm}

This is an example.
We will show the differences.
\begin{thm}
This is inside the theorem.
\end{thm}

\end{document}

• I would like to know why I don't need {T1} {m} {n} when we use \renewcommand\familydefault{bhc}. But I don't know what these mean anyway.... – user565739 Sep 3 '15 at 11:50
• @user565739 You don't want to change the fact that that you use medium {m}, normal shape ({n}) fonts in T1 encoding, you just want to change the family from cmr to bhc and you don't want to do it in just one place (for which \usefont could perhaps be used) You want to change the document default, so you just need to redefine the macro holding the default. That is all the \renewcommand does, it doesn't select any font. then \begin{document} (and other places) will select the default font to set things up, and that is now defined to be the bch setup – David Carlisle Sep 3 '15 at 11:53
• @user565739 and there is no need to \selectfont{} with \usefont command – touhami Sep 3 '15 at 12:00