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I found this line in a template.

\allsectionsfont{\usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n}} % Change the font of all section commands (Helvetica)

This not working with my chars in Polish language. How change this to use 'ą' 'ś' 'ę' etc.

link template: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/wenneker-article

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    \allsectionsfont{\usefont{T1}{phv}{b}{n}} should do the trick. Also, you can load newpxtext: you'll have a clone of helvetica with real small caps.
    – Bernard
    Oct 5, 2017 at 9:50
  • @Bernard can You write example? Oct 5, 2017 at 9:59

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You should do

\usepackage[scaled=0.8]{helvet}

and then

\allsectionsfont{\sffamily}

(change the scale factor to suit). There should be a single choice for the sans serif font in a document.

I assume you're doing \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}, as Polish needs it.


The scale value 0.8 is just a guess; my opinion is that the standard scaling factor 0.95 is too big. Unless you need to mix sans serif and serif text on the same line, a value is as good as another (so personal preference gets in the choice).

You might also consider tgheros instead of helvet; it offers a scale option (not scaled like helvet)

\usepackage[scale=0.8]{tgheros}

but also matchlowercase or matchuppercase:

\usepackage[matchlowercase]{tgheros}

\usepackage[matchuppercase]{tgheros}

which shouldn't need explanation.

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  • how using other font for example TeX Gyre? this {helvet} is this same font \usefont{T1}{phv}{b}{n} ? or not? Oct 5, 2017 at 9:56
  • @MarkoLustro You can also do \usepackage{scale=0.8]{tgheros}, yes.
    – egreg
    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:36
  • Could you maybe add a brief explanation as to why you recommend applying a scaling factor of 0.8 while loading the helvet package? (If the main text font is Computer Roman, a scaling factor of 0.84 would equalize the x-heights of Computer Modern and Helvetica. )
    – Mico
    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:44
  • @Mico You're right, I added the explanation.
    – egreg
    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:52

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