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{computer-modern} concerns the family of fonts in the Computer Modern Font which was originally created by Donald Knuth

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Producing a thin version of Computer Modern by tweaking the Metafont parameters

I am hoping to produce a custom version of all Computer Modern glyphs, where the parameters are tweaked such that the pen strokes are very thin (essentially no filling, just central skeleton strokes). ...
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Computer Modern vector fonts with meta-ness

Has anyone completed or seriously attempted a translation of the Computer Modern MetaFont sources into MetaType1 code that retains the family's meta-ness (i.e., ability to generate new fonts by ...
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Use Computer Modern Font in LuaLaTeX

I was a pdfLatex user until I encountered a LaTeX capacity issue because of a large amount of figures included in my thesis. I am now using LuaLaTeX which dynamically allocates the memory and it ...
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Bad positioning of slanted (italic) math accents

The math accents are usually taken from textfonts (only \vec from the math italic font). I would like to have an italic accent over an italic letter also in math mode. To present the problem quickly I ...
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Why is the 7 (Computer Modern italic) jumping out of the baseline in this code?

I have an issue I cannot explain to myself. Here is the code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \newcommand{\tikzmark}[4][]{\begin{tikzpicture}\node[inner sep=1pt,outer sep=...
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Good combination of sans serif font text and math mode using beamer class

Starting from this MWE, \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usecolortheme[RGB={063,098,031}]{structure} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{cmbright,...
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How do I get lualatex+babel to use the "classic" TeX font families?

I'm getting (re)acquainted with babel and lualatex for multi-lingual documents. I know I can set individual font families with, say: \babelfont[english]{rm}{Latin Modern Roman} but how do I tell ...
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Font slightly different from computer modern

I am curious as to which font variant of computer modern is used in the Quantum Field Theory book by Peskin & Schröder (P&S). To begin with, I presumed that it is simply the default latex font,...
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Are there any sans-serif fonts metric-compatible with Computer Modern?

The default LaTeX font is Computer Modern, a serif font. There is also a sans-serif alternative. However, it is not metric compatible. This means that the sizes each character can differ, and this can ...
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Space between text and superscript too little with CMU Serif font

I'm having some trouble with the spacing between text and superscript in citations. With Latin Modern Roman the space before the superscript is ok: However, when I load the cmunrm font, that space ...
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Are Computer Modern italics inconsistent?

I find the italics of Computer Modern inconsistent: The lower case o is too slanted, and the parentheses are too slanted and are too long, resulting in too much air below/above the text, respectively. ...
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How to get CMU small caps as a separate font?

CMU bold small capitals work for me with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} but not with \usepackage{fontspec}. Is there a way to get a separate CMU font that only has small capitals? When I buy fonts they come ...
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How can I track down the standard TeX glyphs for musical accidentals ($\flat$, etc.)?

I'm trying to determine how to import the standard TeX music accidental glyphs into LilyPond (\flat, \sharp, and \natural), but I'm having trouble tracking down the specific glyphs. Are they from ...
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Problem with Computer Modern

The text when I use Computer Modern doesn't look good, but the equations are fine I don't know the problem. Can anybody help me? I have this when I use overleaf
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How to determine this font?

I cannot figure out what font is being used in this screenshot: It's not, by any means, Latin Modern nor the normal Computer Modern. There's a trick or something fishy going on here. I did the ...
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Why is my fancy font selection overriding CM in this way?

Every once in a while, I dabble in unconventional font choices. The fact that I do it only once in a while means that I am very hazy on the mechanisms. I was reminded today of one of the other reasons ...
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CM Bright with LuaTeX is different than pdftex

I am aware of this question: General guide on how to set up font families for luaLatex, however in my use it does not solve my problem. When I use pdfLaTeX to compile, I get: When I use LuaLaTeX, I ...
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"Lowercase" numbers (CM Bright)

For my section headings, I like the look of using shorter numbers (they detract less from the section title), and get by with using the \smaller command. However, they are a smaller font size so ...
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"fj" Ligature in Computer Modern

The simplest way to put this: I need "fj" ligature. It is absolutely crucial especially as I am writing in Icelandic it simply cannot be missed, it just if not more common as fi. Here is ...
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Use of cmbx fonts over cmb

Sorry if this is off-topic, but I had a little question regarding the bold fonts in Computer Modern. As far as I can tell, Knuth created two bold fonts: one called cmb, which is a little more ...
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Pixelated output even with cm-super and lmodern forces bold W, why?

I have a big problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader. My W's are bold or my ,,t'' and ,,y'' are pixelated regarding which usepackage I am using. This behaviour varies depending on the zoom-level of the pdf-...
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How to change the font of the numbers?

Code: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pgfpages} \pgfpagesuselayout{resize to}[a4paper,landscape] %\pgfpagesuselayout{2 on 1}[a4paper] %\usetheme{Singapore} \usetheme{...
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Force Computer Modern Maths Font in Maths Mode

Currently, I'm using LuaLatex and fontspec to manage the fonts in my document. However, I found that when I wanted to use a sans-serif font like Roboto as "normal text", the maths mode text is in ...
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The universe of Mechanics: animated mathematical formulas

Many years ago when I saw these videos I has been fascinated by how the formulas were transformed and/or modified. See, for example this video of youtube (Kinetic and Potential Energy) from the minute ...
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Computer Modern Font Changes on Export from Texstudio in MacOS

I'm using Texstudio to write in MacOS and, for now, I'm quite comfortable with using the Computer Modern font. One of my documents looks like this when previewed in Texstudio: But when I open one of ...
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Cannot recognize this type of font

I am trying to recognize the font of this document Nesmith, Travis D. "Solving Stochastic Money-in-the-utility-function Models." (2005). It seems to belong in the modern family, but it is not ...
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Is there a Computer Modern font which contains all the math symbols?

I downloaded the Computer Modern Serif font, which is the default LaTeX font, to use it on my website, but when I opened the file with FontForge I noticed that it misses a lot of math symbols. It ...
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Change font of single greek letter in math environment for all equations (classicthesis.sty)

I am using the classicthesis style (not the whole package, just the .sty) to write a (very long) document, and I don't like the Euler font for \xi in the math environment. This is an example with the ...
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How do I use a font package but keep math font unchanged?

I am using two font packages: fourier (which is in fact Utopia) for overall text and chivo for sans-serif. However, I don't like the changes these packages make to math font. I tried to revert math ...
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Why is cmss/m/it silently replaced by cmss/m/sl with T1, but warns with OT1?

This is my MWE: % \RequirePackage{fix-cm} \documentclass{article} % \usepackage{lmodern} % \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \sffamily\textit{Hi!} \sffamily\...
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Small caps with macron above using CMU Serif

I have some letters with macron above (in fact I have only ū and ā), they work pretty. But in small caps, when I set \setmainfont{CMU Serif} it totally fail. Instead of small cap letter, I get small ...
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Are Knuth's fonts searchable in pdf yet?

Donald Knuth at the Desktop Publishing Pioneers meeting laments that converting to pdf using his fonts yields pdf files without searchable text. Is this fixed yet? https://youtu.be/WVRMPihnZZM?t=4363
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Computer Modern (Default LaTeX Font) in Serbian Cyrillic Script by XeLaTeX

I am using \usepackage{fontspec} together with the text encoding conversion file (ascii-to-serbian.tec) in order to obtain a XeLaTeX->PDF output file in Serbian Cyrillic script. TeX code (see below) ...
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Best way of using the full range of full fonts/styles/faces for Latin Modern Roman?

The following is what I've put together as a way of making sure the full(est) range of fonts/styles are available when using Latin Modern as the mainfont using fontspec, including bold smallcaps, ...
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How to compile thicker OTF version of Latin Modern fonts?

Computer Modern fonts, when printed from a pdf generated by pdflatex, tend to produce rather thin lines. The way to solve that problem has been described here through the use of the blacker parameter. ...
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How long did it take for Donald Knuth to create/design the font family of CM?

I want to know how long exactly did it take for Donald Knuth to create/design the font family of CM? (please answer based on authentic references.) Did the designing process take more than 10 years ...
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How to add space character in Computer Modern font

I am using METAFONT sources of Knuth’s cmr7.mf Com­puter Modern font. For converting this file into outline font, I have used mftrace. Everything works fine when i convert this .mf file into .TTF file ...
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Variation of Computer Modern font in IEEEtran document class [closed]

This is really a mystery for me -- how to make up the following equations, which are very common in IEEEtran: Another example: They look quite similar to the standard CM font in latex, but not ...
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\varmathbb and package txfonts restricted to math mode

This question is related to this one: What are all the font styles I can use in math mode? I would like to know if it is possible to use the command \varmathbb{}, that according to the accepted ...
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Everything is CMR – except the LMR chapter headings in ToC

I am using the following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage[T3,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[activate={true,nocompatibility},...
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Can I get a lowercase-L character with Computer Modern which doesn't look like 1?

I'm writing a document using one of the default document class (i.e. no changes to the default fonts). I want my $\text{lpos}$ not to look so much like $1\text{pos}$ ... can I somehow get an l which ...
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IPA characters in Computer Modern Roman

To input IPA characters in LaTeX, I can either use the tipa package which typesets them in the Computer Modern font, or I can input them directly using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, provided I specify a ...
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fixcmex does not fix [closed]

The fixcmex package is supposed to restore the cmex font and make it scaleable using several sizes provided by amsmath, even if the lmodern package has been loaded which overrides it with the lmex ...
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How Computer Modern is stored on my hard drive, or when is it generated?

How exactly is the font Computer Moder stored on my hard drive? I know that Computer Modern was designed using METAFONT and that METAFONT only outputs bitmaps. So does my hard drive actually just ...
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How to set Computer Modern as the font in ConTeXt?

I watched a video interview in which Donald Knuth complained about the changes made to Computer Modern in the Latin Modern font. ConTeXt appears to use Latin Modern instead of Computer Modern, as the ...
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Disable kerning for math letters / CM fonts incoherent kerning for df and dj

The following example shows that, with default Computer Modern fonts, there is some kerning between ‘d’ and ‘f’, resp. between ‘d’ and ‘j’, when seen as mathematical variables: \documentclass{minimal}...
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Getting italic Computer Modern numerals with Times Roman font elsewhere in math

I am typesetting a document in Times Roman (using txfonts). However, the digits (0123456789) when italicized (with \textit{} or \emph{}) do not have the same script-y look as they do in Computer ...
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How can I redefine the minus sign to be of the same width as plus?

The situation In the standard Computer Modern (and also in Latin Modern) the math-mode minus and plus symbols are, in some font sizes, not of the same width. This causes slight misalignments in ...
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Where are Computer Modern fonts defined ? Need to cite this

Can someone tell me, where exactly the Computer Modern font family, that is the standard LaTeX font is defined? I need something to cite this, but all I could found was a reference to an old book, ...
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placement of dot-below accent using LuaLaTeX: significant variations depending on text font

There seem to be significant differences in the horizontal alignment of the "dot-under" accent depending on whether pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX, or LuaLaTeX is in use. (I use MacTeX2016, which (still) uses ...
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