# [texhax] Possible problem exists with txfonts

bnb at ams.org bnb at ams.org
Fri Mar 21 13:27:07 CET 2014

On Fri, 21 Mar 2014, jfbu wrote:

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I don't see where is the bug, try this with and without txfonts.

\documentclass{article}
%\usepackage{txfonts}
\begin{document}
$XXXXXXXX$

$SSSSSSSS$

$UUUUUUUU$

$AAAAAAAA$

$CCCCCCCC$

\end{document}

To my eyes the X with Knuth's font is far worse than the S of txfonts.

if you add a superscript after the letters,
you will see why the S is alleged to be too
wide, compared to the X.  this is a technical
flaw, and has nothing to do with how one feels
about the general appearance of the alphabet
styles.
-- bb