[OS X TeX] Documenting what fonts look good with what math packages
Luci Ellis
luci at verbeia.com
Tue Oct 30 22:09:34 CET 2007
Dear all,
Given the positive feedback, I have set up the following area on my personal
web site for TeX-font related material.
http://www.verbeia.com/tex/index.html
Currently I have put up my package to support Verdana (gtamac or standard
Windows font) melded into Arev math. I would be grateful for feedback about
how well the non-GTAMAC version and the support files I have created work on
other systems, and whether my instructions were clear. This is very much a
first draft.
I have also posted some sample documents in various "FrankenFont"
text-font-melded-into-the-math setups as mentioned below. This is intended
to be a taste of things to come. How quickly this happens will depend on how
much time I have, but I will try. The Cochin-with-kmath combination is a bit
experimental so I welcome suggestions of what would work better with Cochin.
In case you are wondering why I have gone to this effort, it's because six
years ago I promised UseNet I would. :-)
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/browse_thread/thread/eb39fa7721
8df392/cf9d4c62c1f48e63?lnk=st&q=fonts+latex+%22i+just+don%27t+understand%22
+Ellis#cf9d4c62c1f48e63
Kind regards,
Luci Ellis
On 29/10/07 9:41 PM, "Luci Ellis" <luci at verbeia.com> wrote:
> Dear Mac TeX people,
> Inspired by the earlier message about Bodoni, I dug out some earlier work I
> have done to work out what math packages look good with which text fonts.
>
> Using a simplified version of Thierry Bouche's mathfont.sty [1], I have
> managed to get some decent results by melding the letters and numbers from
> the text font with existing maths packages. For example, Sabon works well
> with txfonts, Arial and Trebuchet with arev (you have to tweak the math
> alphabet declarations to use Arev accents, though), and Optima from the
> gtamac packages looks surprisingly good melded in with Iwona math.
>
> Is there an appetite amongst the Mac-TeX community for more info about this?
> I have put these Frankenstein packages together over many years and had to
> shuffle things about as I've changed TeX distributions, so I don't have tidy
> installers or instructions at the moment. I can't guarantee everything works
> completely. Perhaps wider distribution of the support files to those with
> the same fonts will help iron out the bugs?
>
> Kind regards,
> Luci Ellis
>
>
>
>
> [1] http://tex.loria.fr/fontes/maths/mathfont.sty
>
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