[OS X TeX] Tying TeXShop down

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Sun Apr 8 05:16:34 EDT 2007

On Sat, 7 Apr 2007, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>> the Latin Modern fonts? I think they are better than the CMSuper versions. 
>> Invoke them with
>> \usepackage{lmodern}
>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>> \usepackage{textcomp}
>> and compile.
> I tried both and compared with whatever it is I had before. At first sight, 
> though, I can't see the difference.

Neither can I.

> By the way, I never installed Latin 
> Modern. Where does it come from?

I think we get Latin Modern by default with MacTex and gwTeX (via 
i-Installer). Gerben says something about this; see somewhere in the mid 
of the page, e.g. by searching for "Latin", at:

> A childhood friend of mine who was in graphic design would go bonkers when, 
> trying this font and that font and concluding "that's the one that belongs", 
> I would confess not seeing the difference. But then, I could tell a vertical 
> / horizontal within very close tolerance and he couldn't: I would have to 
> show him with a level that he was off.
> Anyway, with all this, thanks very much for tying what I hope are the last 
> loose ends except for the mathbbol thing. Could that be a bug? I wonder if 
> someone else tried it.

I myself used to use mathbbol for the double relation symbols. But now I 
like much-much more the amssymb for this purpose, which results nice 
notation for the natural numbers with the doubling in the mid pipe of N. 
Alternatively, with mathbbol package mathbb provides double rel symbs, 
including for N, but the doubling is on the left hand side pipe of N, and 
it looks to me somewhat too sharpy and cubic...

> Grateful regards
> --schremmer
> P.S. At second sight, though, could it be that Latin Modern is a bit sharper 
> or blacker or both?

Yes, to my eyes. And it is in too much contrast with the rest of the text 
and math, while amssymb blends the symbols smoothly.


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