After several months of working with 11pt CMR both on screen and paper, I have decided to look for some alternative, because CMR text appeared to me too " light ". A brief search resulted in finding a good collection of free LaTeX fonts, where besides the font appearance one can get information on the installation and activation of a particular font in LaTeX. After few weeks of trying different fonts from that collection, I have stopped my choice on Bitstream Charter Charter BT as the font for the "body" text:.
Using a different font size on a global level will affect all normal-sized text as well as the size of headings, footnotes, etc. By changing the font size locally, however, a single word, a few lines of text, a large table or a heading throughout the document may be modified. The standard classes, article, report and book support 3 different font sizes, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt by default 10pt.
One of the greatest motivating forces for Donald Knuth when he began developing the original TeX system was to create something that allowed simple construction of mathematical formulae, while looking professional when printed. The fact that he succeeded was most probably why TeX and later on, LaTeX became so popular within the scientific community. Typesetting mathematics is one of LaTeX's greatest strengths.
When mathematicians run out of symbols, they turn to other alphabets. This is common in Lie groups when you want to associate related symbols to a Lie group and its Lie algebra. By convention a Lie group is denoted by an ordinary Latin letter and its associated Lie algebra is denoted by the same letter in Fraktur font.
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Click here to download the full example code. Matplotlib has the option to use LaTeX to manage all text layout. This option is available with the following backends:.
I currently have the entire TeXLive distribution installed on my linux system, along with the libreoffice 5. I use libreoffice draw to create figures, some of which contain math formulas. It looks pretty darn good for those characters that actually get affected, such as English alphabet characters.