Cambria Math font renders character 'b' with different glyphs in Word 2010

Belloc's picture

You'll find below a screenshot from a Word 2010 document, where I typed two 'b's, both with the 26 pt Cambria Math font (both characters have bold). The character on the left was typed using the text editor. The one on the right was obtained inside the Equation Editor.

I believe the first glyph is 0x0A86 and the second is the glyph 0x0888, but I can't understand the criteria for these options. I would also appreciate if somebody could confirm whether the glyphs mentioned above are correct.


R.'s picture

It looks as if the glyph on the right is a real bold italic ‘b’ from Cambria whereas the glyph on the left seems artificially emboldened and slanted. This is obviously not an explanation, but might be relevant in finding one.

Belloc's picture


thanks for the reply

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