# [OS X TeX] Eucal package

Thu Apr 18 15:53:46 CEST 2002


Thanks to Michael, Martin, and Richard for the suggestions. I agree that
the slant on the rsfs is a bit extreme, but it seems to me the best
solution. I had a look at Linoscript and to my eye its too upright---too
much like mathcal.

Cheers

On Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 12:39 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:

>>
>> Hi
>>
>> I want to use \mathscr to produce a script H, (for Hilbert Space), and
>> it requires the eucal package---or so Diller's book says. But it
>> doesn't
>> appear to be in teTeX. Does anyone know how to access the package---and
>> if not, what is a good way to produce a script letter form in math
>> mode?
>>
>> This has been a sore spot in TeX for a very long time. The \cal font is
>> useless, and the eucal stuff is not much better. True math script
>> letters are provided by Ralph Smith's rsfs fonts that are a
>> quasi-standard. The calrsfs and mathrsfs styles provide two slightly
>> different ways to use them. All this is usually contained in teTeX. I
>> have
>>
>> texmf/fonts/source/public/rsfs/
>> texmf/tex/latex/jknappen/mathrsfs.sty
>> texmf/tex/latex/misc/calrsfs/
>>
>> --
>> Martin
>
>
> Did you try
>
> \usepackage[mathscr]{eucal}
> ......
> \mathscr{H}    ?
>
> I just tried mathrsfs, and to my eye this font is too slanted. For
> example, capital characters with overlines look out of balance. Another
> option might be the commercial postscript font called Linoscript. It's
> sufficiently baroque and has an upright rounded shape. I've looked at
> many script fonts, and unfortunately most are either too casual, or too
> florid, or aren't elaborate enough to be visually distinct from a swash
> style font with which you might want to mix together in the same
> document representing totally different types of objects. I have
> Linoscript, but I haven't yet been able to try it, since I'm still
> trying to figure out how to install postscript fonts correctly (So far
> I haven't gotten the Minion font to work). My impression is that
> Linoscript might have the right weight to work with CM.
>
> Richard Seguin
>
>
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