[pdftex] Re: General Command to Change FONTS

Gerree Pecht gerree at Math.Princeton.EDU
Thu Jul 22 14:39:21 CEST 2004

Dear Rolf:

Thanks!  Appreciated!

In the meantime, the problem was solved using the following commands
in the preamble:

In LaTeX file (on Linux platform): %our software defaults to ``roman''font

\renewcommand{\familydefault}{cmss} %cmss = computer modern sans serif

The above commands works for everything.  Chapter/Section titles ...
however, the math mode remains the same ... 

If you wish to use boldface, italic, roman, small caps in the manuscript,
text, you still need to specify {\bf Mary Had a Little Lamb}, etc.

Again, thanks for your quick response.  Appreciated.

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 Rolf.Niepraschk at ptb.de wrote:

> "Rolf Marvin Bøe Lindgren" wrote:
> > for plain TeX - no.  you'll have to change, separately, the definitions
> > of \rm, \it, \sf, etc.  for LaTeX, using a modern distribution,
> > 
> > \renewcommand\rmdefault{ptm}
> > 
> > will change absolutely everything based on the main text format to
> > Times. 
> A bad solution! This changed only the text font but not the related math 
> fonts. Better:
>   \usepackage{mathptmx}
> maybe in addition
>   \usepackage[scaled=0.9]{helvet}
> ...Rolf


Gerree P. Pecht
Princeton University Mathematics Department
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