CTAN Update: mathastext
1.2e [2013/01/10] This version should be the last one in the 1.2 series as it seems to correct most of the main problems which were introduced with the massive use of mathematically active characters in versions 1.2 and 1.2b. * It is indeed a thorny point when one wants to modify only in math mode how an active character acts, without breaking things. The package now does that /only/ if the activation appears to originate in the Babel system, as it is then possible to modify appropriately the Babel macros \user at active<char> and \normal at char<char>. The relevant issues are discussed in section 2.10 of the user manual, in the test file testmathastextalphabets.tex, and in the source code comments to the macro \mst at mathactivate. The inherent incompatibility of Babel with packages having made mathematically active the characters itself makes document active is circumvented by this interference of mathastext. A generally applicable Babel patch could be derived from the method used by mathastext. * The technique of mathematical activation is maintained only for the characters which are not catcode active (at the entrance in math mode, as mathastext does all its activation job at everymath and everydisplay). * Sadly, the feature of added italic corrections introduced in version 1.2b did not behave as described in the user manual, due to forgotten group braces. Fixed. * The command \MTlowerast from the user manual of v1.2d was not the one implemented in the source code. Fixed. * The test files automatically extracted from a latex run on the dtx file have been revised and extended. * The code is better documented.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/mathastext . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/mathastext (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf
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 LuaTeX, requires the TeX live 2013 distribution (or later).
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