# [NTG-context] cal & calligraphic

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Dec 5 12:31:15 CET 2005

Hans van der Meer wrote:

> I am confused about the behaviour of \cal and calligraphic.
> In a font where the calligraphic letters are in MathItalic all goes
> well.
> But, in a font where the calligraphic letters come from another font
> I get:
>
>   \definefontsynonym [Calligraphic] [FONT_OTHER_THAN_MathSymbol]
>
> in text: \calligraphic{ABC} is ok
> in text: {\cal ABC} is ok
> in math: $\calligraphic{ABC}$ is ok
> in text: ${\cal ABC}$ IS NOT OK, SYMBOLS KEEP COMING FROM MATHSYMBOL
>
> I would the font redefinition also being obeyed in math {\cal} ?
> Why is this the only exception?

see math-tex cum suis, in math the calligraphic needs to be mapped onto
a math font that has them; has to do with families

Hans