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Can LaTeX produce text as in the Bourbaki books? Specifically, the fonts and math symbols.

Here is a sample (thanks to percusse):

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    Could you give us a clue as to what exactly you are having problems reproducing? Taking a quick look, I don't see that the linked book is anything particularly out of the ordinary. – Joseph Wright Sep 7 '12 at 7:31
  • If you are still interested, you should visit overleaf.com. There is a template of the Societé Mathématique de France (in fact a journal and book templates) which look nice. If you finally got the Bourbaki's template say me how please. – Dog_69 Nov 12 '17 at 22:30
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Well, I think the only difficulty is how to get french mathematical typopgraphy: all capital letters are in roman, as are all greek letters. Moreover, \leqslant and \geqslant are used, instead of \leq and \geq. Some font packages, such as MinionPro or kpfonts have a frenchmath option. As for the general layout, you can use the geometry and titlesec packages. The layout of theorems, definitions, examples can be obtained with the ntheorem package (there is a \theoremindent length, which would be useful for the layout of examples).

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces or enclose words in backticks `, they'll be marked as code, as can be seen in my edit. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). Furthermore you don't have to sign with your name, as it will automatically be display in the lower right corner of your post. – bodo Sep 7 '12 at 11:49
  • For french style you can use newtxmath package with the option frenchmath. At least, that works fine for me. – Dog_69 Nov 12 '17 at 23:05
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I just checked that the english edition of Bourbaki is published by Springer. It is very likely that the font they used is Minion, since Springer developped 8 or 10 years ago a font named Sminion, which is a slightly darker version of Adobe Minion. So you can try the MinionPro package together with Mnsymbols.

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    The font in the sample shown in the question is Baskerville (easily recognizable by its open lowercase g). The closest existing LaTeX font is probably SMF Baskerville, but it's not publicly available. – Philippe Goutet Sep 7 '12 at 19:27
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    @BernardAlfonsi Perhaps consider editing your other answer to include this information too: most of the time a single answer per person works best. Also, I wonder if you could respond to Philippe's point? – Joseph Wright Sep 8 '12 at 6:05

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