# [NTG-context] Why do size changes affect my math font?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Aug 15 09:33:05 CEST 2005

Brooks Moses wrote:

> Consider the following simple document, with is a minimalist version
> of the slides that I'm currently working on:
>
>   \starttext
>   The variables are $u$ and $p$.
>   \stoptext
>
> This works fine; the text is in roman and the math in italics, just as
> I desire.  However, I need a larger font for my slides, and thus I'm
> also using a font size command, like so:
>
>   \starttext
>   \tfc
>   The variables are $u$ and $p$.
>   \stoptext
>
> This causes the math to be in roman instead of italic.  (It's not in
> "text font" per se; an \it after the \tfc will italicise the text but
> not the math, creating a quite odd effect.)
>
> Is there a reason for this?  What's the cleanest way to fix it for all
> the various size commands?

i'll have a look, for teh moment say:

\bigmath

at the top of your document (this triggers a more extensive synchronization)

Hans

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