I want to create a greetings card written in the same font as the \LaTeX macro (i.e. ).

However, for obvious reasons, it's immensely difficult to create a Google query which gives me the answer. Does anyone know the font used in the macro?

To be clear: I want to create text similar to the LaTeX logo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/LaTeX_logo.svg

but I want to write something other than "LaTeX". Is this possible?

marked as duplicate by Sean Allred, Werner, Mensch, user36296, Stefan Pinnow Feb 5 '17 at 21:13

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  • Unless you're asking how \LaTeX is defined – for that, $ texdef -t latex LaTeX :-) – Sean Allred Feb 5 '17 at 20:00
  • it uses the font current at that point in the document. compare \LaTeX, \textbf{\LaTeX}, \textsf{\LaTeX} – David Carlisle Feb 5 '17 at 20:01
  • Yes; for instance, what does \sffamily\LaTeX look like? What about \sffamily\itshape\LaTeX? – Sean Allred Feb 5 '17 at 20:04
  • It doesn't usually change shape just for the E, though, which your example does. – cfr Feb 5 '17 at 20:05
  • I don't quite follow. If I write "This is some font. \LaTeX $\leftarrow$ That is a different font, though. Right?" I get dropbox.com/s/kxpo6ofns5pummo/…. They're not the same font. Or am I misunderstanding something? – Mathias Vorreiter Pedersen Feb 5 '17 at 20:05

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