# [OS X TeX] Eucal package

Thu Apr 18 04:39:24 CEST 2002


>
> Hi
>
> I want to use \mathscr to produce a script H, (for Hilbert Space), and
> it requires the eucal package---or so Diller's book says. But it doesn't
> appear to be in teTeX. Does anyone know how to access the package---and
> if not, what is a good way to produce a script letter form in math mode?
>
> This has been a sore spot in TeX for a very long time. The \cal font is
> useless, and the eucal stuff is not much better. True math script
> letters are provided by Ralph Smith's rsfs fonts that are a
> quasi-standard. The calrsfs and mathrsfs styles provide two slightly
> different ways to use them. All this is usually contained in teTeX. I
> have
>
> texmf/fonts/source/public/rsfs/
> texmf/tex/latex/jknappen/mathrsfs.sty
> texmf/tex/latex/misc/calrsfs/
>
> --
> Martin

Did you try

\usepackage[mathscr]{eucal}
......
\mathscr{H}    ?

I just tried mathrsfs, and to my eye this font is too slanted. For
example, capital characters with overlines look out of balance. Another
option might be the commercial postscript font called Linoscript. It's
sufficiently baroque and has an upright rounded shape. I've looked at
many script fonts, and unfortunately most are either too casual, or too
florid, or aren't elaborate enough to be visually distinct from a swash
style font with which you might want to mix together in the same
document representing totally different types of objects. I have
Linoscript, but I haven't yet been able to try it, since I'm still
trying to figure out how to install postscript fonts correctly (So far I
haven't gotten the Minion font to work). My impression is that
Linoscript might have the right weight to work with CM.

Richard Seguin

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