Math formatting "Pro tips" edition: Fonts for math text! - "?"

1 Answer
Aug 5, 2017

Answer:

Examples of fonts that you can use for math text.

Explanation:

It didn't occur to me to write this answer when I first found out about these because I don't use different fonts in my answers, but I think that some of you would make good use of them in your answers.

The basic font that we have for math text looks like this

  • without hashtags

"Sample text"

  • with hashtags

#"Sample text"#

Now, you have #5# different fonts to choose from for math text. You can get these fonts by using one of the following font commands: bb(), bbb(), sf(), fr(), and tt().

You can thus have

  • without hashtags

bb("Sample text using bb()")

  • with hashtags

#bb("Sample text using bb()")#

  • without hashtags

bbb("Sample text using bbb()")

  • with hashtags

#bbb("Sample text using bbb()")#

  • without hashtags

sf("Sample text using sf()")

  • with hashtags

#sf("Sample text using sf()")#

  • without hashtags

fr("Sample text using fr()")

  • with hashtags

#fr("Sample text using fr()")#

  • without hashtags

tt("Sample text using tt()")

  • with hashtags

#tt("Sample text using tt()")#

You can use different fonts for math expressions and equations. For example, you can have

  • without hashtags

bb( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )

  • with hashtags

#bb( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )#

  • without hashtags

bbb( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )

  • with hashtags

#bbb( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )#

  • without hashtags

sf( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )

  • with hashtags

#sf( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )#

  • without hashtags

fr( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )

  • with hashtags

#fr( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )#

  • without hashtags

tt( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )

  • with hashtags

#tt( (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/(2a) )#

You can also combine different fonts with color to get things like

  • without hashtags

bb(color(red)("Sample text using bb() and color(red)()")

  • with hashtags

#bb(color(red)("Sample text using bb() and color(red)()")#

  • without hashtags

tt(color(blue)("Sample text using tt() and color(blue)()")

  • with hashtags

#tt(color(blue)("Sample text using tt() and color(blue)()")#

And so on and so forth.

You can even use different combinations of fonts if you want. For example, you can have things like

  • without hashtags

overbrace( bb("something over here") )^(sf(color(green)("something un top"))) = underbrace( bb("something over there") )_ (sf(color(darkorange)("something on the bottom")))

  • with hashtags

#overbrace(bb("something over here"))^(sf(color(green)("something on top"))) = underbrace(bb("something over there"))_ (sf(color(darkorange)("something on the bottom")))#