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Using fonts with TeX was once a Jedi fight, before (2013 / 2015 ?) and LuaTeX development.

Nowadays, Fonts are a piece of cake

You will find here the preliminary steps before actually playing with the fonts in your input file. At the end, you will be able, in one or two commands, to declare the use of any fonts you want for your document.

The actual use of fonts within your document are details in Font_Switching:

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

Advanced stuff

  • Deep dive into typescripts
    • What is and how far can be extended
      • a font
      • a fontfamily
      • a typeface
      • a typescript
      • a typescriptcollection
    • How to work with fonts with
      • different weights (light, extra-light, dark, extra-bold)
      • different widths (condensed, expanded)
      • different style (inline, shadowed, outline)
    • the source browser for type-imp- files.
    • Alegreya Typescript: a quite complete example (2019), MkIV for the Alegreya fonts by Huerta Tipográfica / Juan Pablo del Peral, downloadable from Google Fonts.
    • Summary of experiences of three Fraktur (2019)
    • Typescripts_examples (Cf Thomas Hala)
    • Vocabulary : fontname, fontfamily, typeface, typescript, fonts, styles...
    • What is a typescriptcollection