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Textbook font question.

  1. Mar 30, 2015 #1
    Sorry if this is a random/ out of place question, but I was wondering if you know what math font is used in textbooks like "Calulculus of a Single Variable" by Larson and other similar books. I like that font very much and hope to use it for papers, etc but I can't find precisely which one it is.
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2015 #2
    Is it just LaTeX?
     
  4. Mar 30, 2015 #3
    I do not know the book, but I do know that there are font identifiers online. You can try those out.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2015 #4

    DrClaude

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    From the preview on Amazon, I would say that the font used is Times.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2015 #5
    When you say "Times" do you mean Times New Roman (didn't know they had a math font)? Or MathTime? Thank you very much for your response!
     
  7. Mar 30, 2015 #6

    DrClaude

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    Times is a font family that is widely available, of which Times New Roman is a small variation. Special mathematical symbols can differ from one implementation to the next, but they usually are quite consistent.

    If you use LaTeX, there are packages that implement a similar font, such as Nimbus Roman.
     
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