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lasse
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handwritten fonts

Postby lasse » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:42 am

How do I write math formulas so they looks handwritten?

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frabjous
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Postby frabjous » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:45 pm

You could use Scott Pakin's comicsans package. (Installation instructions in the PDF.)

I really really hate that font.

Another option would be to compile with XeLaTeX, and use the mathspec package to pick some other handdrawn font, e.g.:

  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \usepackage[english]{babel}
  3. \usepackage{blindtext}
  4. \usepackage{mathspec}
  5. \usepackage{xltxtra,xunicode}
  6. \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}
  7. \setmathfont(Digits,Latin){Domestic Manners}
  8. \begin{document}
  9. \blindmathpaper
  10. \end{document}


(Replace "Domestic Manners" with the same of some hand-drawn font you have on your system, or, if you like install it.)

That would only give you the letters and digits in the font, though, not the actual mathematical operators.

I don't know whether or not it's possible to use the emerald package fonts in math mode. Perhaps I'll investigate.


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