I'm using a conference's suggested document style file. In my main.tex, I've added


which typesets the body correctly. However, the title & all the section headings still use the "default" font.

What are some typical reasons for this, and how can I try to fix it?

(I do not have titlesec or sectsty included -- not in my main or in the conference cls file.)

  • This could be because the title font has been explicitly defined by the class itself to use one particular font. You will need to redefine the font used for titles. Mar 24, 2019 at 4:50
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    What is your document class? Please add an MWE! With article the fonts seem to be the same (output).
    – user156344
    Mar 24, 2019 at 5:06
  • @Al-MotasemAldaoudeyeh you're right. I found some code in the doc class that specifies those upfront. So maybe I shouldn't change them after all...
    – Covi
    Mar 24, 2019 at 5:11
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    I would suggest you not mess with the fonts at all for a conference paper (substance over style). That being said, try redefining \normalfont. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:38
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    the whole point of using conference or journal class is that the editors of the proceedings get to choose fonts and design and authors lose that freedom. It's almost always a bad idea, and sometimes a block on submission, to use such a class then change the design. Mar 24, 2019 at 9:17


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