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Using fonts with TeX was once a Jedi fight. Since (2013 /2015 ?), and LuaTeX development.
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Using fonts with TeX was once a Jedi fight, before XeTeX and LuaTeX development. Nowadays, using fonts is simple.
  
'''NOWADAYS, IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE'''.
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= Using fonts =
  
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You will find here the preliminary steps before actually playing with the fonts in your input file.
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At the end, with one or two commands, you will make your document enable to use any fonts available on your computer.
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=== [[Use_fonts_provided_with_ConTeXt|#1 Use fonts provided with ConTeXt]] ===  
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=== [[Use fonts distributed with ConTeXt| Use fonts distributed with ConTeXt]] ===  
Really the basics, in 2 or 3 steps, less than 1 minute.
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* How to use the [[ConTeXt distribution's Fonts|21 provided fonts]].
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* These are the basics you may want to start with, in 2 or 3 steps, less than 3 minutes.
 
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=== [[Use fonts found on the web|#2 Use fonts found on the web]] ===  
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=== [[Use_the_fonts_you_want| Use any other font ]] ===  
Also the basics, in 2 or 3 steps, less than 5 minutes.
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* Case 1: Quick "one shot" (< 5min.)
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* Case 2: Comprehensive approach (~10min.)
=== [[Use_fonts_of_your_OS_(2020)|#3 Use fonts of your Operating System]] ===
 
Few preliminary commands, then it's as easy as '''#2'''
 
 
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== Advanced stuff ==
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The actual use of fonts within your document is detailed in '''[[Font Switching]]''':
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* how to define font size,
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* how to use alternative styles like regular / bold / italic / small caps
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* how to switch between serif, sans serif, monospaced, or to another fonts with {{cmd|switchtobodyfont}}
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* how to underline, strike...
  
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= Advanced stuff =
  
You have to define "definefontfallback"
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== The Manuals ==
  
A quite complete example: [[Alegreya_Typescript]]
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* [http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/fonts-mkiv.pdf 2016 Fonts manual, all the details] for advanced users
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* [http://context.aanhet.net/svn/contextman/context-reference/en/co-fonts.pdf the 2013 font chapter] as a separate document
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* [http://pmrb.free.fr/contextref.pdf#&#91;145,{%22name%22:%22Fit%22}&#93; 2013 reference manual] never officially released, with the 2013 font chapter
  
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== Deep dive into typescripts ==
  
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* [[Typescripts examples]] look at the existing examples to build your own Typescripts.
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* [[Featuresets]], and here some of common option for {{cmd|definefontfeature}}
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** <code>onum=yes</code> for old style numbers, vs <code>lnum=yes</code> for lining numbers
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** <code>kern=yes</code> for kerning
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** See [[Ligatures]] (2017). <code>liga=yes</code> for common ligature and <code>dlig=yes</code> for discretionary ligature (like st), <code>calt=yes</code> for contextual alternates.
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** for small caps, the font must propose Caps variation like "EBGaramondSC12-Regular.otf" et "AlegreyaSC-Regular.otf"
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** [https://helpx.adobe.com/fonts/using/open-type-syntax.html Syntax for OpenType features] from Adobe
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* [[Fontsize|What defines the size in a font?]] (2019)
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* [[Optical Size|How to set up a font family with optical size options]]
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* [[Protrusion]] (also known as hanging or font handling) is a more subtle typographic effect  (2012 need update).
  
Style, see the font chapter, of the never really issued Reference Manual:
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* [https://source.contextgarden.net/?search=s-fonts- the source browser] for s-fonts- files, that a user can run (to get an example) or use as module for own fonts  
* [http://pmrb.free.fr/contextref.pdf#&#91;145,{%22name%22:%22Fit%22}&#93; in the whole manual]
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* Lua Font Goodies with examples.
* [http://context.aanhet.net/svn/contextman/context-reference/en/co-fonts.pdf#&#91;3,{%22name%22:%22Fit%22}&#93; as a separate document] section "Simple font definitions"
 
  
  
== I want use specific features ==
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Finally, for older content, refering to mkii, we keep a [[Fonts - Old Content|specific zone in the wiki]]. Work is also need to merge content of [[Fonts_in_LuaTeX]] here.
  
* Small caps
 
* Ligatures
 
* Kerning
 
* expansion=quality
 
* protrusion=quality,
 
* other: tlig, ccmp, fonts-mkiv.pdf page 65.
 
  
 
weight light, regular, medium, bold, extra...
 
width : condensed, Semi Condensed , regular, Semi Extended , Extended
 
shape : regular, italic
 
caps : regular, smallcaps
 
 
= Liens =
 
 
* [[Style_and_Color_Parameters]]
 
 
* {{cmd|definefontfamily}}
 
* {{cmd|definefontfamily}}
 
* {{cmd|definedfont}}
 
* {{cmd|definedfont}}
  
I just have realised that \definefont requires fontname of font not identifier neither familyname.
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[[Category:Fonts]]

Latest revision as of 14:52, 30 June 2020


Using fonts with TeX was once a Jedi fight, before XeTeX and LuaTeX development. Nowadays, using fonts is simple.

Using fonts

You will find here the preliminary steps before actually playing with the fonts in your input file. At the end, with one or two commands, you will make your document enable to use any fonts available on your computer.



The actual use of fonts within your document is detailed in Font Switching:

  • how to define font size,
  • how to use alternative styles like regular / bold / italic / small caps
  • how to switch between serif, sans serif, monospaced, or to another fonts with \switchtobodyfont
  • how to underline, strike...

Advanced stuff

The Manuals

Deep dive into typescripts

  • the source browser for s-fonts- files, that a user can run (to get an example) or use as module for own fonts
  • Lua Font Goodies with examples.


Finally, for older content, refering to mkii, we keep a specific zone in the wiki. Work is also need to merge content of Fonts_in_LuaTeX here.