I'm experimenting with Unicode-Math. I am using Neo-Euler with Concrete so I am generating my document with xelatex. I want \Re to give me the AMS-style double-lined \mathbb{R} but I am having trouble redefining \Re in my .cls.

That is, using test.cls at the bottom of this question I run this sample document and it works great; I see the double-lined R in all three places.

% If \def here then it does not work. 
Hello.  $x=4\mathbb{R}$. Give me a $\Re$ and a $\R$.

However, if I move the \def to above the \begin{document} then I only see the double-lined R in two places and in the middle I get Knuth's \Re, the somewhat-fractur single-lined shape. In particular, putting my redefinition inside the .cls below has no effect. I expect there is some \AtBeginDocument at work, but I was unable to make it out. Is there some way to not have the \def inside the \begin{document}?

% test.cls

% --- Class structure: identification part
% ---
\ProvidesClass{ltest}[2012/09/10 version 0.01 Test unicode-math]

% --- Class structure: initial code part
% ---

% --- Class structure: declaration of options part
% ---
% This class extends the article class
% Read all the documentclass options; pass them to article
%    \PassOptionsToClass{\CurrentOption}{report}}

% --- Class structure: execution of options part
% ---
\ProcessOptions \relax

% --- Class structure: declaration of options part
% ---

% --- Class structure: main code part
% ---

% Set the fonts
\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX,  % CM-Super Concrete
             Path = /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/cm-super/,
             ItalicFont = sfoti10.pfb,
             SmallCapsFont = sfocc10]{sform10.pfb}

\usepackage[math-style=upright]{unicode-math} % see http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/50995/font-mixup-with-neo-euler-and-fontspec
% \AtBeginDocument{\DeclareMathAlphabet\mathbf{U}{eur}{b}{n}} % fontspec manual p. 11; doesn't seem to do anything.

  • Not related to the issue, but normally I would not hard-code the font paths into a class file.
    – Joseph Wright
    Sep 10, 2012 at 14:14

1 Answer 1


unicode-math does many of its workings \AtBeginDocument.

Just put the redefinition of \Re in \AtBeginDocument after loading unicode-math (also in the class, if you so wish).



Hello.  $x=4\mathbb{R}$. Give me a $\Re$ and a $\R$.

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