BTW, I have tried using tgpagella and mathpazo in one document, but
saw no differences. Are there any? I use quite a lot of math, but the
document I'm trying with is just text.

Best regards.
Julio Rojas

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Liviu Andronic <> wrote:
> Hello Rob
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:31:06 -0600
> Rob Oakes <> wrote:
>> The letter forms of Palatino may be the most refined ever created.
>> But, I've never really been able to find a sans-serif and mono-spaced
>> font that matches well.  (At least not per my aesthetic taste.)  For
>> that reason, I don't use it often.  A good designer friend says that
>> Univers (or if you really need to go there, Helvetica) are
>> appropriate pairings.  I think he consumed too many magic mushrooms
>> in his youth. (I actually agree with the Univers pairing.  It offers
>> good typographical contrast and the final effect really is quite
>> nice, just not for really long texts.)
> I'm very curious, have you tried to pair Palatino with Optima?
> To me it looks as if they were designed with the same eye (literary
> true, since they were both created by Hermann Zapf). In my documents I
> use
> \usepackage{tgpagella}
> \renewcommand*\sfdefault{uop}
> and while Optima is not installed by default,
> it's easy to get it into TeXLive 07 [1]. I never liked Palatino
> with Helvetica, but I'll experiment with Univers.
> As for the Sweave
> (monospace) part, I change the default in "verbatim" to
> "fontfamily=courier", which tends to be a shade of grey and thus to set
> apart the code from the rest of the text (at least the way I
> perceive it).
> Should you have an opinion on the Palatino and Optima combination,
> please let us know.
> Liviu
> PS To continue the non-essential rant department, I also include package
> microtype in my preamble, although I am not yet sure what's its net
> impact on my documents.
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