How can I typeset a proper \oiint symbol?

I can only find bitmap workarounds or ugly variations. Using the package esint with this minimal setup:


\oiint_A \bm{F}

…results in unusably ugly rasterisation:

close-up of rasterised surface integral

With \usepackage[integrals]{wasysym}, the all integral symbols are replaced with uglier, shorter alternatives, which isn’t acceptable for my use.

Using unicode-mathas per this question breaks the bm package. To fix this, used the package mathastext as per this question, but this seems to break absolutely everything. I am beginning to seriously doubt LaTeX.

Please help me.

Edit Here is the contents of the file MWE.log on Pastebin when compiled with PdfLaTeX.


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    Your MWE produces no rasterization when I compile it. – Steven B. Segletes Apr 24 '17 at 10:33
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    bm and unicode-math don't get along too well, but mostly you don't need bm at all if using unicode-math as most of the alphabetic bold symbols (such as \bm{F} in your example) are available in the uniocde-math fomts directly (and can be accessed using \symbf from unicode-math) – David Carlisle Apr 24 '17 at 10:38
  • Your example should work fine. Can you show the log-file of a compilation with pdflatex? – Ulrike Fischer Apr 24 '17 at 10:41
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    your problem is /Users/Joseph/Library/texlive/2016basic/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/esint/esint10.600pk the map file to tell pdftex to use scalable fonts seems not to have been installed – David Carlisle Apr 24 '17 at 10:59
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    \newcommand\bm{\symbf} would work to define an alias. – David Carlisle Apr 24 '17 at 11:00

The Type1 (vectorized) version of the fonts used by esint is available in the TeX Live package esint-type1 that you should install with TeX Live Utility:

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If you do the same on your machine, you will see “Not installed” for the bottom one. Install it.

If disk space is not a big problem for you, it's better to install the full MacTeX, so dependency problems like these will disappear.

  • Thanks. Can I install MaxTeX through Tex Live Utility, or should I install it straight from tug.org/mactex? It’s true, I’m always falling into dependency rabbit holes. – Jollywatt Apr 24 '17 at 11:19
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    @Jollywatt You have to do the install from TUG. But maybe it's better waiting for the 2017 release, due June. – egreg Apr 24 '17 at 11:20

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