## A 'delightful' font

Newsgroups: comp.text.tex
>I want to give the examples in my thesis a 'delightful' font. I
>mean, a font that can speak "this is not as serious as the thesis"
>by itself.

Interesting---I think a more normative way to describe such a style would be “informal”, e.g. Eaglefeather Informal, or “casual”, e.g. Lucida Casual.

>But my limited knowledge of Tex didn't help me too much. E.g.,
>\textit make it confusing from quotes and \textsf looks too
>heavy. That's why I think a delightful font will help. But I don't
>know how. Anybody can help me with it? Thanks

You're using Computer Modern? There's

• CM Funny Roman, cmff10---kinda like Dom Casual or more like sorry, name's not quite kicking in…. may be a bit much though
• CM Funny Italic, cmfi10---this might be more workable, it's not backslanted like Funny Roman is…
• CM Italic Typewriter, cmitt10---this would look serious enough that it wouldn't through off a “stuffy” thesis advisor…
• CM Unslanted Text Italic, cmu10---ditto, color may be a bit more even.

The only other CM font which might meet your spec would be CM Dunhill, cmdunh10, but I can't bring myself to recommend it---forget I mentioned it.

>Thanks, Will
>Now I have to figure out how to use those fonts in Latex. None of
>the tutorials that I read had told me so...