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How should one handle condensed etc., variants?
The question is this: the NFSS allows you to select founts by:
Now then, standard commands define \mdseries and \bf series; and \upshape,
\itshape, and all the rest of them.
Extending this to use, say, a demi bold variant is trivial:
% db series; \dbseries -- demi bold
Which makes perfect sense however you look at it.
But what should you do to refer to, say, a condensed variant? Ideally,
another axis in the \DeclareFontShape command is needed, so you could say
This is far beyond my ability to implement, and I daresay needs some major
surgery in the guts of LaTeX.
A technique I've settled on is to add series, one series for each
occurrance of weight and expansion:
% mc series; \mcseries -- roman condensed
% mx series; \mxseries -- roman extended
This feels quite seriously inelegant, and I wonder if it is a sensible
approach, and/or if anyone else has any other ideas?