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 Liji.h Oct19-10 10:23 AM

what font does latex use?

what is that latex font that screams "professional looking"?

I am using math-type + power point's beamer-template to create a presentation.

there are two kinds of fonts involved

For text:

i use cmtex10 (which i assume is computer modern for latex?)

For math

i use times new roman+italic

but it doesn't look like latex!

here is what it looks like

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8848/slidev.jpg

 fss Oct19-10 05:02 PM

Re: what font does latex use?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Modern

 Liji.h Oct19-10 05:22 PM

Re: what font does latex use?

Quote:
 Quote by fss (Post 2941662) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Modern
thanks but i know it's computer modern (see the 5th line of my original post)

however, out of hundreds of variations of computer modern, which two exactly are used most often?

(one for texts and one for math)

 DrGreg Oct19-10 06:37 PM

Re: what font does latex use?

A little googling finds this page, which reveals that "cmtex10" isn't the standard text font, it is the "typewriter extended" font. I know nothing about this, but page seems to be saying that the standard text font is "cmr10" and for maths "cmmi10".

 Liji.h Oct19-10 10:41 PM

Re: what font does latex use?

Quote:
 Quote by DrGreg (Post 2941842) A little googling finds this page, which reveals that "cmtex10" isn't the standard text font, it is the "typewriter extended" font. I know nothing about this, but page seems to be saying that the standard text font is "cmr10" and for maths "cmmi10".
thank you very much.:blushing:

 cristo Oct19-10 11:28 PM

Re: what font does latex use?

As a general rule, for presentations, you should use a sans serif font, since it is easier to read. I don't see the appeal of the computer modern font-- it doesn't scream 'professional looking' to me!

 Liji.h Oct20-10 03:42 PM

Re: what font does latex use?

Quote:
 Quote by cristo (Post 2942282) As a general rule, for presentations, you should use a sans serif font, since it is easier to read. I don't see the appeal of the computer modern font-- it doesn't scream 'professional looking' to me!
I guess I am also trying to show that power point can do exactly what latex(beamer) does, and it can do it better, a lot better!

but of course, when I submit assignments I use Lyx, which is a latex-based software that has a graphic UI.

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