[OS X TeX] change letters in math mode?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Oct 21 10:55:58 CEST 2004

Le 21 oct. 04, à 10:19, Ingo Reich a écrit :

> I finally got my Trump Mediaeval fonts working and think about using 
> them together with my Lucida Bright fonts for math (a good alternative 
> seems to be the pxfonts). First loading lucida (as usual, or just 
> lucbmath.sty) and then the Trump Med. fonts however gives a bit 
> strange looking result, since the roman letters in math mode are not 
> substituted by the Trump Med. fonts. Somewhat modifying "lucbmath.sty" 
> I tried to change this, but the result was simply that not only the 
> (italic) roman letters changed, but also the greek letters (and maybe 
> some other symbols, I don't really know). Is there a way (and is it 
> reasonable) to only change the (italic) roman letters (brackets etc.), 
> but keep the greek ones and the other symbols (mathematical relations 
> etc.)?

Assuming the font is named "trump", you may try putting in the preamble 
of your LaTeX file stuff like:

\SetSymbolFont{operators}{bold}  {\encodingdefault}{trump}{b}{n}
\SetMathAlphabet{\mathrm}{bold}  {\encodingdefault}{trump}{b}{n}
\SetMathAlphabet{\mathit}{bold}  {\encodingdefault}{trump}{b}{it}

The Greek letters, corresponding to the math alphabets letters or 
mathupright, should not be affected.

> And another problem: I'd also like to load a *scaled* version of the 
> sans serif font  that comes with the lucida package (the 
> 'hls'-family), but independently from the lucida stylefiles. Any 
> suggestions?

You'll have to rewrite the corresponding .fd file, for example 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/lucida/t1hls.fd, replacing 
stuff like



s*[0.95] hlsr8t

but this might conflict with the [lucidascale], [nolucidascale] and 
[lucidasmallscale] options defined in 
Have you tried simply loading the [lucidasmallscale] option?


Bruno Voisin
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