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How to get lower case calligraphic font in math mode?

Postby ramin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:48 am

I want to use calligraphic style for my lower case letters in math mode in latex.
Searching throughout the internet, I have found to hinting solutions
  1. Using boondox/dutchcal/mathalfa, or
  2. Using frcursive
However, I am getting errors on using each of the above solutions on MiKTeX 2.9 on windows.

What I am using for option 1. is the following:
  1. \usepackage{mathalfa}
  2. ...
  3. \mathbcal{c}

But it gives the error
Package mathalfa Error: There is no bold variant of the calligraphic font. ... = \left(\mathcal{A},\mathcal{B},\mathbcal{c}

Using option 2. as follows:
  1. \usepackage{frcursive}
  2. \newenvironment{frcseries}{\fontfamily{frc}\selectfont}{}
  3. \newcommand{\textfrc}[1]{{\frcseries#1}}
  4. \newcommand{\mathfrc}[1]{\text{\textfrc{#1}}}
  5. ...
  6. \mathfrc{c}

gives the error
Font OT1/frc/m/it/12=frcsl12 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. ... \left(\mathcal{A},\mathcal{B},\mathfrc{c}

But if I use dutchcal for option 1. as
  1. \usepackage{dutchcal}
  2. ...
  3. \mathbcal{c}

I am getting the lowercase fonts which is too slanted to use.

Is there any easy way to get calligraphic lowercase letters in math mode?
Last edited by ramin on Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:48 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:35 am

The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby ramin » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:50 am

Okay! It seems like I myself have found a solution using the package pzccal as posted in the link - What are the options to get \mathcal working for lower case letters?.

  1. \usepackage{pzccal}
  2. \DeclareFontFamily{OT1}{pzc}{}
  3. \DeclareFontShape{OT1}{pzc}{m}{it}{<-> s * [1.10] pzcmi7t}{}
  4. \DeclareMathAlphabet{\mathpzc}{OT1}{pzc}{m}{it}
  5. ...
  6. \mathpzc{c}

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:04 am

Hi Ramin,

welcome to the forum!

Thanks for telling us the solution you found.

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