Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at
Mon May 3 18:14:08 CEST 2021

On 5/3/21 12:32 AM, Rolf Turner wrote:

> Dear Alan,
> Thanks very much.  Indeed it does help.  A lot!

Yes, it does! Playing with Dr. Litchfield sample code, I came out with this:

\usepackage{txfonts}%%% <- selects the txfonts (Times) by default


The quick brown hippopotamus jumped over the lazy elephant.


\normalfont %%% <- Times from the txfonts package

The quick brown \emph{hippopotamus} jumped over the \textbf{lazy} elephant.


\usefont{T1}{ppl}{m}{n}\selectfont %%% <- Palatino

The quick brown \emph{hippopotamus} jumped over the \textbf{lazy} elephant.



Back to Times (from the \texttt{txfonts} package)\dots


I would advise you to consult the "LaTeX2e font selection" document, by 
the LaTeX3 Project Team. In your terminal,

     texdoc fntguide



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