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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Locally switching to a different font

A typographically good document with consistent appearance commonly uses just a few fonts, each one with a purpose. Common font choices are:

  • Serif body text
  • Sans serif for headings
  • Monospaced for source code

Each font family is defined in the preamble, usually implicitly done by packages. There are LaTeX commands for switching between families, shapes, and weight. But what if you would like to additionally use a completely different font, such as a second serif font? This recipe will help to achieve that.

How to do it...

We will take a look at two ways:

  • Defining a command
  • Defining an environment

In each case, we need to know the code for the font. Such code is based on the Karl Berry's naming scheme; you can read about ...

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