I recently read this classic article by Leslie in Biometrika in 1945:


Old mathematical papers often look much worse than their modern successors, including in Biometrika, but this article struck me as genuinely beautiful. How can I make my articles have the same appearance using TeX? As a start, I have tried to work out what font it is, but so far without any success.

  • Have you looked at tug.dk/FontCatalogue? – Michael Palmer Nov 16 '17 at 13:33
  • using amsart and a package giving a times like font eg newtxtext/newtxmath would get you some of the way there. – David Carlisle Nov 16 '17 at 13:39
  • @DavidCarlisle this is very helpful thank you. I think I ought to be able to achieve the format of the matrices and tables. I confess I remain confused as to why their typesetting got worse (imho)! – dothyphendot Nov 16 '17 at 15:20
  • @DavidCarlisle is there a way to make the font thicker/heavier as it is in the Biometrika paper compared to what I get with newtxtext and newtxmath – dothyphendot Nov 16 '17 at 20:17
  • there are thousands of fonts, you just need to find one closer you can't really change the font itself to be different (or at least not easily) – David Carlisle Nov 16 '17 at 20:27

Using amsart class and a package giving a times like font eg newtxtext / newtxmath would get you some of the way there.

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