[texhax] AMS fonts as text
z3ix at kamprint.com
Wed Jan 17 15:10:51 CET 2007
Barbara Beeton at AMS suggested I write to you about a question you may
have dealt with before -- the use of AMS fonts such as Euler (EURM 10
and others) as text fonts.
I like them as text fonts for certain applications such as captions
because they look italic without the undue emphasis implied by leaning
over, and they look handwritten without the smarmy greeting-card look of
The problem is that because the AMS fonts were not intended to be used
as text fonts, the spaces between words are filled with a Greek letter.
I would like to have the space key (or any other key or key-combination)
write s blank space (or a non-blank space that would look blank in print).
I would guess that I am not the first person to ask this question, so
with luck you might have a solution at hand.
I am using a Sony Vaio computer with a Windows XP (Japanese) OS. (The
fact that it is a Japanese version of XP should not matter for this
purpose, as it is adaptable to English input.) The fonts were downloaded
from the AMS site, and they work perfectly well, as installed, in all
applications, except for the Greek letter that fills the spaces I would
like to be blank. I am not familiar with 'tex', but will learn it if
necessary; though if there is an easy solution, say, through some
special ASCII code, that would be best.
I would appreciate whatever assistance you might be able to provide.
With thanks and best new year wishes,
The Kamakura Print Collection
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