[OS X TeX] Math fonts (was: Re: font management simplified)
Siep Kroonenberg
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Mon Oct 4 03:59:54 EDT 2004
On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 11:52:16PM -0700, Scott Murman wrote:
> J. Kew wrote:
> > And don't even begin to think about math....
>
> personally i think all font issues should begin, middle, and end with
> math. i don't think nearly enough attention is paid to this.
> mathematical typesetting is how tex carved its niche, and the major use
> for tex is still typesetting documents which contain math. last time i
> checked there were a small handful of math fonts - the original, euler,
> mathpazo, and now fourier-gut. the last 3 mostly work, but do not work
> in general situations, and the quality is not exceptional. this
> leaves the original math font being used in 99.9% of the cases, which
> is one (probably large) reason why most people never venture beyond CM.
> if i wanted to use Hoefler, Skia, or, ...., i'd have a hard time
> finding a math font which matched.
>
> -SM-
The LaTeX packages txfonts and pxfonts provide complete Times
resp. Palatino-based math font solutions.
The package eulervm.sty adds the euler math fonts to an arbitrary
main text font.
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Siep Kroonenberg
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