# 1. Setting nice fonts

A variety of fonts are available in LaTeX, especially if the system is based on TeX Live. Among the simplest ways is, for instance, to include:

```\usepackage{txfonts}
```

to use Times, or

```\usepackage{pxfonts}
```

to use Palatino.

However, these packages are not modern anymore; more elegant alternatives are available (see here for an almost complete list of fonts available on TeX Live or any other systems).

Below are my favorite examples.

• More elegant Palatino:
```\usepackage[sc]{mathpazo}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
```
• Kpfonts (Palatino-like)
```\usepackage{kpfonts}
```
• Libertine (used e.g. in Wikipedia on each sectioning):
• ```\usepackage{libertine}
\usepackage{libertinust1math}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
```
• STIX (Scientific and Technical Information Exchange; Times-based but much more elegant than txfonts package):
```\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{stix}
```
```\usepackage{fourier}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
```

or:

```\usepackage[adobe-utopia]{mathdesign}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
```
• Crimson (with math support):
```\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{cochineal}
\usepackage[cochineal,varg]{newtxmath}
```
• Garamond (but it’s a bit thin and less reader-friendly):
```\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{garamondx}
\usepackage[garamondx,cmbraces]{newtxmath}
```

or:

```\usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
```
```\usepackage[lf]{Baskervaldx} % lining figures
\usepackage[bigdelims,vvarbb]{newtxmath} % math italic letters from Nimbus Roman
\usepackage[cal=boondoxo]{mathalfa} % mathcal from STIX, unslanted a bit
\renewcommand*\oldstylenums[1]{\textosf{#1}}
```
• The mathdesign package allows options for (1) Garamond, (2) Utopia, and (3) Charter; for instance:
```\usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}
```

# 2. Changing section fonts and the colors

I prefer to use titlesec.sty to change the subsection font e.g. from serif to sans-serif. For instance,

```\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} %to change color
\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat*{\subsubsection}
{\sffamily
\itshape
\bfseries\color{Fuchsia}}
```

can make the subsubsection font look like:

with

```\subsubsection{Research question}
```