[OS X TeX] math typography

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 22 01:53:54 CEST 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


Lucida Bright is still my fallback font. Very readable and the maths  
look wonderful too. There is a sample amsmath paper at <http:// 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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