The LaTeX PSNFSS packages
Version: 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word
The PostScript NFSS bundle is a required part of LaTeX. The bundle provides a complete working setup of the LaTeX font selection scheme for use with PostScript fonts. The packages are installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/required/psnfss directory. See the package documentation for more information.
The font packages included in the bundle completely replace one or more of the font families used by LaTeX for roman, sans serif, typewriter, or mathematics fonts. If the PostScript fonts are present on your system, adding the PSNFSS packages changes the default font families as shown in the table below. The top row indicates the default (Computer Modern) font family. A blank indicates that the package doesn't change the corresponding default font family.
Other than installing the packages, no change is required to make the default replacements noted in the table.
The mathptmx package changes the default roman font family to Adobe Times. The virtual mathptmx fonts are used for mathematics. The package scales large mathematical symbols to fit the base font size. Bold math fonts are not supported.
The package changes the default roman font family to Adobe Palatino. The virtual mathpazo fonts are used for mathematics. Package options include slanted uppercase Greek letters, upright and , italic bold mathematical symbols, and large mathematical symbols. Using the mathpazo package with AMS symbols requires special attention; please refer to the package documentation.
If you have the Helvetica PostScript font installed on your system, adding the helvet package changes the default sans serif font family to Helvetica. (Helvetica is slightly larger that other typefaces. The package documentation explains how to adjust for the difference.) If the font isn't installed on your system, adding the package changes the default sans serif font to the Windows Arial font. The other font packagesavant, courier, chancery, times, palatino, bookman, newcent, utopia, charterwork the same way
Adding the package doesn't affect the default serif font. If you want your entire document to print in the Helvetica font, modify the preamble of your document:
The pifont package supports symbol fonts and provides commands for using the Zapf Dingbats font; see the package documentation for details. The package also provides an interface to other font families.
The times package implements the use of the NFSS Times font for text but
leaves mathematics in the Computer Modern fonts. The package produces
ligatures and improves kerning, and its use creates more portable document
files. See also the mathtime package. This example
illustrates the mathematics and text produced by the times
No options are available.
Last revised 08/18/05
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