# [OS X TeX] Mathcal fonts

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 28 13:34:15 EST 2011

On Nov 28, 2011, at 12:13 PM, R Martinez wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am having a problem with the mathcal fonts. Specifically, letters produced using the command
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> $\mathcal{A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z}$
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> are not identical to those shown in
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> Kopka and Daly, Guide to LaTeX, 4th ed., p. 127.
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> However, the letters A, C, E are identical to those shown in
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> Gratzer, More Math Into LaTeX, 4th ed., p. 197.  (A, C, E are the only letters shown in Gratzer.)
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> I prefer the letters shown in Kopka and Daly because they have more embellishments, which I need for my purposes.
>
> Below is the test LaTeX document that I used to generate the mathcal fonts. Typesetting the document generates the mathcal output I refer to. I typeset the document several times, each time commenting out one of the packages, and always got the same output.
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> I am using TeXShop 3.04 and MacTeX 2011 on a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.2. Typesetting uses LaTeX and pdfTeX.
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> I will greatly appreciate suggestions about how to get the mathcal fonts to be the ones shown in Kopka and Daly.
>
> Happy holidays,
>
> Raúl Martinez

Howdy,

The calligraphic letters you are seeing are from the Lucida Bright collection which is not free. The Lucida Bright fonts are one of my favorite fonts and are available from TUG at <http://www.tug.org/store/lucida/>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)