LaTeX Font Different from Usual?

  1. cepheid

    cepheid 5,194
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    Hi,

    I'm wondering why my LaTeX output on PF appears in this font:

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    Rather than the more typical one:

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    Apologies if this has already been explained somewhere.

    I'm using Safari 5.1.1. in Mac OS X Lion.
     
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  3. jhae2.718

    jhae2.718 1,160
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    That looks like STIX fonts instead of cmr. According to the MathJax site settings, both STIX and cm fonts are available, but cm fonts should be preferred.

    Edit: see this: https://github.com/mathjax/MathJax/issues/178#issuecomment-2424202
    "OS X 10.7 (Lion) ships with the STIX fonts installed, and MathJax will use those in preference to its web-based fonts."

    Try using FontBook to disable STIX fonts. (Note that I'm not a Mac user.)
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  4. cepheid

    cepheid 5,194
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    Thanks for looking that up. I had a hunch that maybe my computer was just displaying it using the wrong fonts, but I did not have the knowledge or savvy to know specifically what those fonts were and what to do about it. I opted Font Book and searched for STIX and disabled all of the font families that came up. The new result looks like this:

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    It certainly looks like computer modern. Does it seem comparable to how LaTeX looks in your browser?

    Thanks again! :smile:
     
  5. jhae2.718

    jhae2.718 1,160
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    Looks like computer modern to me.

    Glad to be of help.
     
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