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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, with one or two commands, you will make your document enable to use any fonts of available on your computer.

The actual use of fonts within your document are details 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

TODO: link with existing and up-to-date wiki material + references to manuals + improve structure (See: To-Do List)

A little bit further

Vocabulary, What is the scope of ==> reference to manuals pages ?

  • a font
  • a style
  • a fontfamily
  • a typeface
  • a typescript
  • a typescriptcollection

How to work with fonts which include:

  • different weights (light, extra-light, dark, extra-bold)
  • different widths (condensed, expanded)
  • different style (inline, shadowed, outline)
  • What defines the size in a font? (2019)
  • Optical Size (!!! WARNING !!! 2010 = TO KEEP OR NOT ?)

Deep dive into typescripts

Activate fonts features

  • Small caps
  • Ligatures (2017)
  • protrusion
  • old style numbers
  • Kerning
  • 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.