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dimarcom
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small caps won't work with arial

Postby dimarcom » Wed May 21, 2008 4:04 pm

Hi,

I changed the fonts of my document to arial, and now the \textsc{small caps} command has no effect anymore... am i doing something wrong (bit of preamble below) ? or is it just this way ?

thanks,
marie.

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\documentclass[12pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage[a4paper,twoside,lmargin=1cm,rmargin=2.5cm,tmargin=2.5cm,bmargin=2.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[scaled]{uarial}
\renewcommand*\familydefault{\sfdefault} %% Only if the base font of the document is to be sans serif

balf
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Postby balf » Wed May 21, 2008 4:46 pm

You should check in the .fd file if small caps arial is defined.

B.A.

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu May 22, 2008 3:10 am

Hi Marie,

you could try Helvetica as alternative, it provides small caps (package helvet, font phv). See also the interesting article The Scourge of Arial.

Stefan
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dimarcom
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Postby dimarcom » Thu May 22, 2008 10:21 am

Thanks for the tip.

I tried helvetica, but: \usepackage{helvet}) changes the default sas-serif font to Helvetica, but leaves the Roman and Monospace fonts alone (copied pasted from http://www.image.ufl.edu/help/latex/fonts.shtml). I am writing a manual that needs to be out yesterday, so i didn't have time to track down the way to have helvetica for all fonts, not just ss-serif... if you have the patience to tell me how... or exactly where to look... that would be another victory over arial.

thanks
marie

dimarcom
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Postby dimarcom » Thu May 22, 2008 10:23 am

... sorry, forget my last email, it's all been said in the 1st link you put in your reply.

Thanks !!
i'll go for helvetica.

m


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