I would like to obtain a letter 'v' in math mode that would look like thisv for the velocity vector. The default $v$ is round (so it doesn't look like a $\nu$), but I don't find it so pretty. I've tried every math package I know, the closest I've got is the $v$ of the {txfonts} package, but it's still note what I'm looking for (this one actually looks a bit too much like $\nu$).


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    Welcome to tex.sx. I'm afraid you've got a tough search ahead of you. This has been a problem since math was committed to print. Jun 16 '20 at 17:52
  • Someone should mention ctan.org/pkg/comprehensive?lang=en Jun 16 '20 at 18:30
  • where did you get the image, of you have that as pdf you can see which font it is Jun 16 '20 at 18:50
  • I found this in a YouTube video Jun 16 '20 at 19:13

In the modern toolchain with unicode-math, that somewhat vaguely resembles STIX Two Math, stylistic set 2. There’s a survey of OpenType math fonts here that we try to keep up-to-date.

If there’s an italic text font you like, you can use it in math mode with \setmathfont[range=it, Scale=MatchLowercase]{Some Font in Italic}, with mathastext, or with mathspec in XeLaTeX.

For a font specimen of legacy packages, you might want to look through this great survey. It’s from 2006, so it doesn’t show newtxmath, newpxmath or their many options, eulerpx, or a few others.

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