[texhax] changing base font

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Dec 13 13:13:19 CET 2005

On Monday, December 12, 2005, at 07:30 PM, Julio Kovacs wrote:

> I was wondering how to change the base font (is this called also 
> normal font?) used by latex. Concretely, I want to use Helvetica for 
> my whole document. Is there a way to do that?  The Companion's 
> explanation on fonts looks too confusing (for me, a novice) and I 
> cound't figure out how this can be done.

In addition to Luca's suggestion of:

>> \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{phv}
>> in your document preamble

You'll want to d/l the sansmath package from CTAN and use it if you 
want your math to be sans as well.

Whether or no all of this is a good idea typographically I'll leave to 
the reader to experiment with and learn.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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