[XeTeX] Greek (and other Unicode) letters in math mode

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue May 31 21:45:49 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Arno Trautmann <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de> wrote:

> \documentclass{minimal}
> \usepackage{unicode-math}
> \setmathfont{XITS-math}
> \begin{document}
> $∫ α = β²$
> \end{document}
> This works with a TeXlive2010 and LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX. Unfortunately,
> however, the freely available math fonts are, in my personal opinion,
> not as beautiful as the cmr fonts …

There is a beta-test Latin Modern Math font in the ConTeXt minimals that can
also be used with lualatex or xelatex.  I assume it lacks the
variations for different
design sizes, but does look similar to cmr.   Your example raises another issue:

$β²$ vs $β²²$ vs  $β^{2^2}$, etc.  I think the conclusion is that $β²$
is (reluctantly)
allowed because so many users want it, but you won't get much sympathy
if $β²²$ doesn't give what you expect.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.c

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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