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I need to use \ae symbol in my article both in standard and italic forms.

Text \ae\textit{\ae}in my .tex file looks like this

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The italic symbol seems unfamiliar when it's a small letter on a page. Is there a way to change its appearance so it will be, for example, like this one ?

enter image description here

The document has the following content

\documentclass[10pt,twoside,book,a5paper]{ncc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,russian]{babel}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\begin{document}

\section*{Введение}
...
\ae \textit{\ae}
...
\end{document}
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    This is really font-dependent. Could you add a minimal working example (MWE) so that we can see the environment of the problem?
    – Rmano
    Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 18:39
  • @Rmano sure, in a minute Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 18:41
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    @Rmano I added the content Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 18:48
  • how did you generate the desired image? You can probably use the same font. The question is just about font choice (la)tex doesn't really have any control over this, Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 18:54
  • @DavidCarlisle I generated it in overleaf.com with pdfLaTex compiler and Tex Live 2020 version. Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 18:58

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You get a better shape with

\documentclass[10pt,twoside,book,a5paper]{ncc}
\usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc}

\let\tg\relax\let\ctg\relax
\let\arctg\relax\let\arcctg\relax

\usepackage[english,russian]{babel}
\usepackage{indentfirst}

\DeclareTextSymbolDefault{\ae}{T1}

\begin{document}

\section*{Введение}

\ae \textit{\ae}

\end{document}

The two \let lines are to avoid four error messages one gets because ncc wants to define things that are defined by babel-russian afterwards.

enter image description here

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  • For me...it is absolutely perfect! "Identico" :-)
    – Sebastiano
    Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 21:18
  • Thanks a lot! It works! Commented Nov 17, 2020 at 12:45
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And a solution based on @egreg’s that uses Unicode OpenType fonts and runs in LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX:

\documentclass[10pt,twoside,book,a5paper]{ncc}
\tracinglostchars=2
\let\tg\relax\let\ctg\relax
\let\arctg\relax\let\arcctg\relax

\usepackage[english,russian]{babel}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{indentfirst}

\babelfont{rm}
          [Ligatures=Common]{CMU Serif}
\babelfont{sf}
          [Ligatures=Common]{CMU Sans Serif}
\babelfont{tt}
          {CMU Typewriter Text}

\begin{document}

\section*{Введение}
...
\ae \textit{\ae}
...
\end{document}

CMU Serif sample

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