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CTAN update: mathastext

Date: October 6, 2012 10:06:58 PM CEST
the daemon told me: > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: mathastext > Author's name: Jean-François Burnol > Package version: 1.15c > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/mathastext > Summary description: Use the text font in simple mathematics > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Optimal typographical results for documents containing > mathematical symbols can only be hoped for with math fonts > specifically designed to match a given text typeface. > Although the list of freely available math fonts (alongside > the Computer Modern and AMS extension fonts) is slowly > expanding (fourier, kpfonts, mathdesign, pxfonts, txfonts, > and others...) it remains limited, and the situation is even > worse with Unicode fonts (XeTeX/LuaTeX). So if you can't > find a math font which fits well with your favorite text > font, and wish to still be able to typeset mathematical > documents, perhaps not of the highest typographical quality, > but at least not subjected to obvious visual incompatibi- > -lities between your text font and the math fonts, > try out mathastext: it will simply use the text font also > for the math! > > New with 1.15c: > > + it is now possible to use multiple distinct LGR encoded > fonts for the Greek letters in math mode, one for each math > version. > > + improved documentation. > > New with 1.15: > > + with the subdued option the action of mathastext can be > limited to a portion of your document. thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://mirror.ctan.org/help/Catalogue/entries/mathastext.html > or they may browse the package directory at > http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/mathastext/ Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

mathastext – Use the text font in maths mode

The package uses a text font (usually the document’s text font) for the letters of the Latin alphabet needed when typesetting mathematics. (Optionally, other characters in the font may also be used). This facility makes possible (for a document with simple mathematics) a far wider choice of text font, with little worry that no specially designed accompanying maths fonts are available. The package also offers a simple mechanism for using many different choices of (text hence, now, maths) font in the same document. Of course, using one font for two purposes helps produce smaller PDF files.

The package, if running under Lua, requires the live 2013 distribution (or later).

Packagemathastext
Version1.3w 2019-11-16
Copyright2011–2019 Jean-François Burnol
MaintainerJean-François Burnol

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