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Avoid Using Ugly Bitmapped Computer Modern Fonts

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In a $\rm \LaTeX$ guide found on the website of George Mason University, it’s said that Computer Modern fonts can look ugly.1 Like most Computer Modern users, I didn’t notice that until I wrote an article using $\rm \LaTeX$ last weekend.

To illustrate the problem, I used a minimum example which I had posted on Gist.2 To simply matters, one may use \pagenumbering{gobble} to suppress page numbers.3


If one thinks that downloading the Blue Sky fonts from the American Mathematical Society is too troublesome, simply including the package lmodern will do.


P.S. I have learnt an ImageMagick command from a Stack Overflow question to convert a PDF file to an image.4

  1. Luke, S. (n.d.). Doing LaTeX Right: Correcting Common LaTeX Formatting Mistakes. Retrieved from 

  2. My Gist for testing Bib$\rm \TeX$ (URL

  3. $\rm \TeX–\LaTeX$ Stack Exchange question 7355 (URL

  4. Stack Overflow question 6605006 (URL