[texhax] Problems with pxfonts/txfonts and lambda/Lambda + local macro modes

Johan Glimming glimming at kth.se
Sun Apr 10 16:45:29 CEST 2005

Dear TeXhax,

I have two different questions, so I decided to write them up in one 
single email.

1. I have had a hard time to typeset \lambda, \Lambda,
   and have still not figured out how to typeset
   \forall and \exists *nicely* while using pxfonts
   and txfonts. I use these fonts because in my
   opinion they look better on slides. However, I am
   using \mathtt{} for variables etc, and it looks
   extremely ugly with the tx/pxfonts math symbols.

   So, I introduced some hacks:

    \DeclareSymbolFont{greekletters}  {OML}{cmr}{m}{n}
    \DeclareSymbolFont{operators}     {OT1}{cmr}{m}{n}

    And then to write a nice lambda in mathtt{...}-

         \lambda}$}\tm{#1.\, #2}}

    Admittedly, this is an ugly hack, and my question
    -finally- is: can I more nicely change greek
    letters, and forall/exists to their standard
    mathtt format while using pxfonts/txfonts?

2. Suppose I have a bunch of local definitions in LaTeX, and wish to 
override some built-in macros, and set, say,
for convenience. Is there a way to make a
"lambda mode" such that I can write
rather than introducing brackets {...} which tends
to be cumbersome to match, and sometimes causes
hard-to-track-down errors in LaTeX?

Yours Sincerely,
Johan Glimming

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