[XeTeX] XeTeX: ready for full-time math?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Aug 18 00:08:57 CEST 2006

On Aug 17, 2006, at 9:56 AM, Andrew Arana wrote:

> I noticed Herb Schulz's example using an equation earlier, and
> wondered if this meant that XeTeX was ready to be used for
> mathematics--intensive documents yet. Herb was using a font I don't
> currently have (Minion Pro) for math mode, but I imagine there are
> other good choices. I recall some time back not too far that there
> was concern that for heavy math use, XeTeX wasn't yet the best
> choice. Is there any consensus on whether that's changed? If it has,
> could anyone offer any suggestions for what fonts work best in math
> mode? Thanks for any help you can offer!
> Andy Arana


I believe that the default math mode font is still Computer Modern.  
You can also use the euler package (that looks way too informal for  
my taste) or lucmath, the lucida new math fonts. I have no really  
good match for Minion Pro or Hoefler Text at this time.

By the way, Adobe Reader has Minion Pro embedded within it.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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