I'm using LaTeX (texlive) in Debian Wheezy. How can I determine which font is specified by \sffamily?

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You could issue \meaning\sfdefault in the document body -- without any font packages loaded, this will yield cmss, i.e., Computer Modern Sans Serif.





  • Indeed, this yields \long macro:->cmss. Thanks.
    – SabreWolfy
    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:13

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