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Forcing roman font in LaTeX

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I am using a LaTeX template from my university to typeset my thesis. I am making references to R and I have defined a new command with:


in order to get the roman "R". The formatting of the thesis means that chapter titles are written in a sans serif font. When I type a chapter title e.g. "\R{} source code" it does not appear in serif, rather in the same sans serif font at the rest of the title.

Is there a way to force the "base" font to be used, regardless of which font is in use at that time?

Sorry for no minimal working example - I'm just not sure which part of the preamble causes the chapter titles to be sans serif!


In addition to suggestions from @bdh_dtu and @egreg you might want to also add in the xspace package:

% combine suggestions from @bdh_dtu and @egreg with xspace

\xspace tries to be clever about inserting a space after the macro if there would normally be one but not if there shouldn't be one, such as when writing \R. (i.e. ending the line with \R followed by a full stop.

Found it! Courtesy of Stefaan Lippens. Use:

\textnormal{} % to use the LaTeX font of the main body text (usually serif)
\textrm{}     % to force Roman font (serif)
\textsf{}     % to force sans serif font

Stefaan explains why in detail, and also gives a working example.

To complete my answer, the new command should be changed to:



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