Sans Serif Mathematical Symbolshttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2011/08/29/sans-serif-mathematical-symbols.aspxMost mathematical documents and books use fonts with serifs , such as Times Roman. However mathematical expressions can also be displayed with sans-serif letters, such as the font this post uses. In fact, sans-serif letters are used sufficiently oftenen-USTelligent Evolution Platform Developer Build (Build: 5.6.50428.7875)re: Sans Serif Mathematical Symbolshttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2011/08/29/sans-serif-mathematical-symbols.aspx#10210079Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:03:13 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10210079Joel Salomon<p>Consider a text written in Calibri or Corbel with mathematical bits: would the serifs of Cambria Math be a good fit? True, this would be less-than-ideal typographically, and tensors (e.g.) couldn’t be distinguished by the use of sans-serif; but I think there is room for a full sans-serif math font.</p>
<p>(Or we could deliberately not make a math sans font, and therefore encourage mathematical writing to eschew sans text as well; I’d agree with that strategy. ☺)</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10210079" width="1" height="1">re: Sans Serif Mathematical Symbolshttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2011/08/29/sans-serif-mathematical-symbols.aspx#10209926Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:42:01 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10209926MurrayS3<p>This post points out that sans-serif English letters are built into a Unicode math font by design. You don't need a "sans-serif" math font, except perhaps for integrals and summations. I'd much prefer to have a "sans-serif" OpenType feature that exposes sans-serif integrals and summations to having a so-called "sans-serif" Unicode font. The latter would break the intention of the Unicode math alphanumerics. In particular, it'd be most unfortunate to put sans-serif characters in the ASCII and U+1D400..1D49B code points of a Unicode math font.</p>
<p>Still, it would be nice to have a smoother way to access sans-serif characters than the methods given in this blog post. As the expression goes, Rome wasn't built in a day and I for one had no idea that sans-serif math would be so popular. Literally none of my myriad math and physics text books have sans-serif letters except for very special purposes. But times change and we need to make it easy to use sans-serif letters.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10209926" width="1" height="1">re: Sans Serif Mathematical Symbolshttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2011/08/29/sans-serif-mathematical-symbols.aspx#10209707Tue, 13 Sep 2011 02:57:00 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10209707Joel Salomon<p>FremyCompany, what sort of operators have serifs? Numbers, I’d understand, and integral signs…. What you’re asking for is a different font.</p>
<p>Trouble is, there are only a handful of OpenType Math fonts: Cambria Math, Asana Math, Neo Euler, Latin Modern Math, and XITS (repackaged STIX); Lucida Math and Tiro’s Maxwell are works-in-progress. None of these are sans-serif in style.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10209707" width="1" height="1">re: Sans Serif Mathematical Symbolshttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2011/08/29/sans-serif-mathematical-symbols.aspx#10209149Sun, 11 Sep 2011 17:19:13 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10209149FremyCompany<p>In fact, I would like all my math text (and operators) to be in a "sans-serif" fashion.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10209149" width="1" height="1">re: Sans Serif Mathematical Symbolshttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2011/08/29/sans-serif-mathematical-symbols.aspx#10204386Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:14:28 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10204386Nali<p>Please, sometime in the future, could you add in to the MS-Office some control words to switch the styles of the characters? Are there any plans? Thank you.</p>
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