Typeset Arial Narrow and sans serif mathematical symbols

Published: Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tags: LaTeX

This also applies to fonts other than Arial Narrow.

  1. Use XeLaTeX instead of pdftex.
  2. Suppose the desired font for mathematical symbols is Computer Modern Bright:
\usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \setsansfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Arial Narrow}
  1. Use \sffamily after \begin{document}.

Note: the other way to set font is

\fontspec{Arial Narrow}
\setmainfont{Arial Narrow}
However, \setmainfont is known to have problem with
\usepackage{cmbright} according to this stackexchange.