[OS X TeX] math typography
Ross Moore
ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sat Jul 21 11:40:21 EDT 2007
On 21/07/2007, at 6:02 AM, Scott Murman wrote:
> if i may, i'd like to hear some learned opinions on typography for
> math. after many years, there are now options for typesetting
> math, but when i evaluate them, almost all seem inadequate.
> primarily, my complaint is the fonts are too "heavy", so that bold
> and regular cannot be clearly discriminated, and symbols bludgeon
> your senses like a vegas showgirl revue. for text, heavier fonts
> are en vogue for many reasons, but this doesn't seem to translate
> to fidelity in math typesetting. computer modern and latin modern
> still seem to provide the best math output (it's hard to out-do
> Knuth). comments? illusions? missing possibilities?
Lucida Bright is a good option.
It uses a kind of semi-serif style, which goes well with
either serifed or sans-serif text.
For a example of where I have used this recently for conference
abstracts can be found at:
http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/~rossm/timetable/ICIAM07-ProgramBook.pdf
http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/~rossm/timetable/ICIAM07-
AbstractBook.pdf
These provide more than 1000 pages of densely typeset mathematical
abstracts, with mutual hyperlinks between the 2 documents.
Enjoy
Ross
>
> -SM-
> ok, a guy who can't even bother to capitalize his email missives
> should probably shut up and get back to work ...
>
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