[XeTeX] How to use AMS's \mathbb with XeLaTeX?

drgz drgz syrehue at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 1 12:24:10 CET 2010

So I load the AMS package (or whatever whatever I need that supports blackboard bold fonts) before the mathspec package, and that's it? I got the same version of mathspec installed as the one available on CTAN, but I can't say if that's the latest one or not. Anyhow, thanks for the tips. I'll try it out later today. 


From: andmos at gmail.com
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 11:38:19 +1030
To: xetex at tug.org
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] How to use AMS's \mathbb with XeLaTeX?

Just load the appropriate AMS package as you would in ordinary LaTeX. mathspec can load the only the very same fonts that fontspec can (and ordinary TeX fonts are not included - they must be loaded in the traditional way). By the way, I strongly encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of mathspec. 


On 1 March 2010 05:45, dragan  <syrehue at hotmail.com> wrote:


I'm new to XeTeX/XeLaTeX, so be kind ;)

I just got a quick question, how can I use the AMSs' \mathbb for blackboard bold fonts?

When I look into the mathspec manual it says I can define the \mathbb command by

\setmathbb[⟨font features⟩]{⟨font name⟩}

However, I don't really get how to use this command to define \mathbb to use the AMS symbols for these letters.

My preamble looks like this at the moment;


\setprimaryfont{Minion Pro}

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}
\setmonofont{Minion Pro}
\setmathsfont[Set=Greek,Uppercase=Italic,Lowercase=Italic]{Minion Pro}
\setmathbb{Minion Pro}

As I don't got the MinionPro Math font, I thought I could try other fonts and see which that suits the MinionPro the best, but so far I haven't managed to use any other useful fonts, so hopefully someone can help me out. :)


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