I've seen \reset@font (often immediately before \mathrm or \footnotesize) in macros and I was wondering what it does.

  • it is just an old name for \normalfont as shown in the answer, but it's a text font command, you should not see it in front of \mathrm in any cases I can think of? Nov 28 '17 at 7:40

In short, \reset@font reverts to the normal/default font.

The easiest way to see what it does is to \show it:

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The above yields

> \reset@font=macro:
->\protect \normalfont

in the .log.

You can also take a gander at the LaTeX kernel where you'll find

  • Clearly I was a minute too late. :)
    – Alan Munn
    Nov 28 '17 at 1:57

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