[OS X TeX] Fourier & SanSerif & Typewriter Fonts
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jun 14 10:36:50 EDT 2004
On 6/14/04 4:46 AM, "Will Robertson" <will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
> On 13 Jun 2004, at 8:26 AM, Herb Schulz wrote:
>> I don't know why I didn't notice this before but the fourier package
>> the default serif font utopia (scaled to be approximately the same
>> size a CM
>> at 10pt - too bad!) and adds math and symbol fonts that look good with
>> scaled utopia but DOESN'T do anything about the sans serif and
>> fonts. Since fourier uses T1 encoding it appears that it is getting
>> the sf
>> and tt fonts from the CMSuper collection I have. What happens if you
>> have that?
> Bitmap fonts are substituted in my case. Yuck!
> Good thinking with using lmss & lmtt instead.
Truly YUCK! I'm guessing it's the EC font that is being built and the
bitmaps used since, I believe, the CMSuper are type1 substitutes for the EC.
>> I only wish I knew of a better fit since both the sf and tt fonts in
>> CM and
>> latin modern (they look essentially identical to me) look a bit too
>> with the (scaled) utopia used with fourier.
> Really? I find the x-heights of the lm fonts much too small without the
> scaling. I reckon Utopia could be scaled *down* a little bit more
> actually (only a fraction, mind).
> Have you tried comparing the fonts side by side on the same line?
through pdflatex and, sure enough, the lowercase letter look fine, but the
uppercase sf look too tall while the uppercase tt letters look a tiny bit
> Anyway, if you want utopia full-size, then you can just call the utopia
> package after you have the fourier one.
The full size utopia is way too large to go with the rest of fourier and the
latin modern sf and tt. What I think I'd like is a very slightly smaller
latin modern sf; not so much that the lowercase looks too small and the
uppercase doesn't appear too large.
Actually, I'd really like to know if anyone has any experience with a sans
serif font that would go along with utopia well. If I could figure out how
to scale that I'd be happy with using fourier as my second choice after
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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