I use pandoc, pandoc in.tex --latex-engine=xelatex -o out.pdf, and want characters like "𝟙𝟚𝟛ℝ" to be produced from

\let\mathbb\undefined  % delete the command definition
\usepackage{bbold}     % let bbold define its own \mathbb command

I get "⊮⊭⊯ℝ" in my pdf. It produces correct output in html and docx.

Compiled with pandoc-types, texmath 0.9, skylighting

I am sure the problem is having the right font for pdf, in my case. So the right question may be - which font should I use for blackboard bold numbers for pdf for pandoc. Keeping in mind that pdflatex has the fonts somehow.

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    You need another font, see e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/291329/… Sep 4, 2017 at 19:44
  • @Ulrike, I tried, but even the example from that answer does not produce anything reasonable when I run it via pandoc: ! Undefined control sequence. l.61 \amsmathbb Sep 5, 2017 at 0:14
  • What does pdffonts command say for the pandoc version, and what does it say for the pdflatex version?
    – Boris
    Sep 5, 2017 at 1:42
  • By the way, does pandoc produce TeX log? Can you post it?
    – Boris
    Sep 5, 2017 at 1:43
  • @Boris, thank you; so far I'm clueless how do I run pdffonts command. I did produce a log, using pandoc's --verbose; it's about 16k. It also refers a log file, but by the time it finishes, the file is gone. Sep 5, 2017 at 2:40

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With a little help from my friends, found a solution. First, change the pandoc template. E.g. can use this one: https://github.com/Wandmalfarbe/pandoc-latex-template

Will have to create the folder for templates, and then cp ~/Downloads/eisvogel.latex ~/.pandoc/templates/

It will work with the following command: pandoc in.tex --latex-engine=xelatex --template eisvogel -o out.pdf

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