I would like to know what is this beautiful font used to typeset maths books as J.D. Moore's Lectures on Seiber-Witten theory and S. Morita's Geometry of differential forms.

This font is much different than the one in this question.

I tried to use What The Font tool, but all fonts it suggested were much different. Identifont said that it was similar to Century Old Style. It looks like quite a good match, yet they look different.

Then I tried to use pdffonts. It gave me the following:

Times Bold                           TrueType          WinAnsi          yes no  no      23  0
Times Roman                          TrueType          WinAnsi          yes no  no      26  0
Times Italic                         TrueType          WinAnsi          yes no  no      37  0
Helvetica Bold Oblique               TrueType          WinAnsi          yes no  no      56  0
TCNFTU+HiddenHorzOCR                 CID Type 0C       Identity-H       yes yes yes     67  0
Helvetica                            TrueType          WinAnsi          yes no  no      88  0

This however does not look as Helvetica to me (I tried this) nor Times Roman from mathptmx package.

I wonder if you recognize this font. (Any idea what other tool I can use is very welcome :)

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    The first book was published by Springer. Some decades ago, Springer had developped his own version of Minion for maths. Don't know whether this publisher still uses them, though.
    – Bernard
    Jul 26 '20 at 19:25
  • Ah, Minion looks like that's the font from the Morita. My age-addled brain had forgotten all about that font.
    – Don Hosek
    Jul 26 '20 at 19:33
  • Thank you very much! :) Jul 27 '20 at 7:50

The Moore book is Computer Modern, the default font in LaTeX.

The Morita I'm not placing at the moment. It's got the look of something post-Baskerville, but it's not anything in the Century family (note the foot of the lowercase b). Perhaps try the what the font forums?

Edit: Bernard probably has the font from Morita correctly identified as Minion.

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