[Not sure how to word this question exactly, please let me know if it is a duplicate.]

Many older scientific papers are set completely in "typewriter" style. Here is an equation that was set using the IBM Selectric typewriter:

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(taken from http://www.practicallyefficient.com/2017/10/13/from-boiling-lead-and-black-art.html)

Superscripts and subscripts are the same size as ordinary characters, as is the summation symbol. Is there a way to reproduce this in LaTeX? I imagine that a way to do this might be to (1) somehow enforce that all glyphs are the "normal" size and (2) use a typeface with monospaced math glyphs.

I'm aware of the typewriter package, although it doesn't completely solve my problem, since it seems to change the size of subscripts and superscripts.

Any help or any suggestions on how to improve the wording of my question would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

  • the package does change subscripts by default (in fact there were comments that it should not, it depends on how fancy a typewriter you are emulating) there are some superscripts in the image on that answer, that is easily arranged. – David Carlisle Jun 9 at 18:54
  • you say the package is not right as it does not change the size of subscripts, did you mean to say the opposite? – David Carlisle Jun 9 at 19:07
  • From the image on your answer it seems like the superscript 2 is smaller, though. But I'll try out your package, thank you! – buffle Jun 9 at 19:07
  • yes it is smaller by default (but doesn't need to be) but your question says that the package is unsuitable as it does not change the size. I think you meant to say the opposite, that it is unsuitable because it does change the size? – David Carlisle Jun 9 at 19:09

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