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How to get Beamer Math to look like Article Math

I have been playing around with TikZ and am impressed.

I have noticed that the $A$ math mode syntax is using sans serif, italicized font. How can I switch it to use serif, italicized font by default whenever in math mode?

Note: This is not TikZ specific. Regular math display mode appears to have the same issue.


It is a beamer-specific setting and probably has something to do with the \usetheme[default} setting. I will now look into the theme itself, but if anyone knows the specific setting to override the sans serif behavior it would speed me up.

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    The default is serif. Do you use beamer? – Marco Daniel Jun 6 '12 at 15:40
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    The default math font is a serif italic, so the answer is don't do whatever you are doing that is changing it:-) Please supply a complete (small) example document that shows the problem, then it will be easier to give specific advice. – David Carlisle Jun 6 '12 at 15:41
  • I am, indeed, using beamer. I took that out and made a simple \documentclass{article} and the math font is now serif. A question clarification is now in order. – William Jun 6 '12 at 16:41
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    \documentclass[mathserif]{beamer} achieves what I want. I will answer my own question once my mandatory 8 hour wait is done. – William Jun 6 '12 at 17:38

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