According to The Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list as well as the mathdesign package documentation, mathdesign contains \ointclockwise, \ointctrclockwise, \oiint, etc. But when I try to use them, I get ! Undefined control sequence. Has the package been changed?

I’m using MikTeX which downloaded and installed mathdesign, but when using it, I get the warning

`Package mathdesign Warning: No font specified on input line 145.`

I can avoid the problem by using the esint package instead, but it still puzzles me.

  • How are you calling the package?
    – egreg
    May 20, 2012 at 14:47
  • Egreg, just \usepackage{mathdesign}. May 20, 2012 at 15:52

1 Answer 1


The package mathdesign needs that a font family is specified. Indeed, called simply as


the warning

Package mathdesign Warning: No font specified

will appear in the log file and no action will be taken by the package other than loading the T1 font encoding.

So one of the supported fonts must be chosen:


Some other options may also be specified.

Note that it's not a package designed for supplying additional symbols.

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