# [texhax] Possible problem exists with txfonts

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Fri Mar 21 13:36:50 CET 2014

le 21/03/2014 13:27 selon bnb at ams.org:
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2014, jfbu wrote:
>
>     [....]
>
>     I don't see where is the bug, try this with and without txfonts.
>
>     \documentclass{article}
>     %\usepackage{txfonts}
>     \begin{document}
>     $XXXXXXXX$
>
>     $SSSSSSSS$
>
>     $UUUUUUUU$
>
>     $AAAAAAAA$
>
>     $CCCCCCCC$
>
>     \end{document}
>
>     To my eyes the X with Knuth's font is far worse than the S of txfonts.
>
> if you add a superscript after the letters,
> you will see why the S is alleged to be too
> wide, compared to the X.

I concur, good point, thanks. And with a subscript too.

I am uneasy about both subscript and superscript placement in the case of
the X with the CM font, but that's order of magnitudes less a problem
than with S in the txfonts, and is more personal taste.

best,

Jean-Francois

> this is a technical
> flaw, and has nothing to do with how one feels
> about the general appearance of the alphabet
> styles.
> 						-- bb