[OS X TeX] math typography
Herbert Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jul 21 19:53:54 EDT 2007
On Jul 21, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 22 juil. 07 à 00:01, Scott Murman a écrit :
>
>> the LBright example doesn't look too heavy for my taste, but i
>> couldn't handle the symbols - especially pi .
>
> The pi used there is not the standard (italic) pi, but the upright
> one. It's a requirement of the journal the paper was submitted to,
> that italic is reserved for variables while upright is for
> constants (and bold for vectors, sans serif for tensors). Hence pi,
> e, i, gamma (the euler number) are all upright in the paper, and
> were entered using the commands \uppi, \mathrm{e}, \mathrm{i},
> \upgamma, as allowed by the lucidabr package with option [vargreek].
>
> Similarly the math italic used is not the standard one (looking
> like just a slanted version of math upright), but the alternate
> math italic font (with letter shapes different from those in math
> upright). Using this alternate math italic is the default setting
> of the lucidabr package, and standard math italic are obtained with
> the [mathitalic2] option.
>
> Bruno Voisin
Howdy,
Lucida Bright is still my fallback font. Very readable and the maths
look wonderful too. There is a sample amsmath paper at <http://
www.tug.org/store/lucida/lucida-amsmath.pdf>.
Good Luck,
Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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