Success story

Joachim Trinkwitz jtr@uni-bonn.de
Mon, 9 Apr 2001 23:00:46 +0200


Dear list members,

after struggling in vain with vfinst, recipes in Alan Hoenig's book
and fontinst yesterday I succeeded in installing my URW Garamond fonts
with oldstyle figures and expert fonts by investigating in the list
archives and piecing and patching up a fontinst install file from
postings by Lars Hellstr÷m, Rolf Marvin B°e Lindgren and others.

There is only one thing which is missing to my full happiness: the
digits in the italic font don't have an oldstyle type (no italic
small caps at all), so when I want to italicize some numerals, they
are entirely absent in the output.

I hope someone can look at my install file and give me a hint how I
can get to the ordinary italic figures. Here it is:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\tt
\input fontinst.sty

\transformfont{ugmmc8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ugmmc8a}}}
\transformfont{ugmbc8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ugmbc8a}}}
\transformfont{ugmmi8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ugmmi8a}}}
\transformfont{ugmbi8r}{\reencodefont{8r}{\fromafm{ugmbi8a}}}

\reglyphfonts
  \renameglyph{zerooldstyle}{zero}
  \renameglyph{oneoldstyle}{one}
  \renameglyph{twooldstyle}{two}
  \renameglyph{threeoldstyle}{three}
  \renameglyph{fouroldstyle}{four}
  \renameglyph{fiveoldstyle}{five}
  \renameglyph{sixoldstyle}{six}
  \renameglyph{sevenoldstyle}{seven}
  \renameglyph{eightoldstyle}{eight}
  \renameglyph{nineoldstyle}{nine}

  \reglyphfont{ugmm8x}{ugmmc8r}
  \reglyphfont{ugmb8x}{ugmbc8r}

  \input csc2x

  \reglyphfont{ugmm8x}{ugmmc8r}
\endreglyphfonts

\installfonts
  \latinfamily{ugmj}
\endinstallfonts
\bye
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Hoping for help,
joachim