I have noticed that if I use either pslatex or pdflatex to compily my presentation.tex file, I get either serif or non-serif font, respectively. Why is that and how can I control that?

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    are you really using pslatex how exactly are you calling it? Dec 24 '16 at 16:02
  • pslatex presentation.tex and then dvipdf presentation.dvi Dec 24 '16 at 16:03
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    pslatex is a simple shell script I wrote a lifetime ago that inserts the pslatex package into the document to use times/helvetica/courier fonts, there is no reason at all to use it this century, certainly not with beamer. Dec 24 '16 at 16:06

pslatex is a simple shell script that is equivalent to using latex with the pslatex package.

The pslatex package makes the document default to Times/Helvetica/Courier fonts, which will account for the font change.

pslatex is designed for an era in which the only available fonts were likely to be the original PostScript fonts built into a laserwriter printer, really there is no reason to use either the package or the wrapper shell script these days.

If you just use latex rather than pslatex you will get the fonts specified in the document, as for pdflatex.

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